Zuni Crape Myrtle
Zuni Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'Item #5457 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
A special introduction featuring larger, dark lavender-violet flower trusses, improved hardiness, and handsome peeling bark. Deciduous foliage has excellent mildew resistance and provides spectacular color in the fall, ranging from orange-red to maroon. A superb border plant or landscape accent.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-iDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21Growth habit:Round, SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.Special features:Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasSlightly larger than its immediate siblings, Zuni is the consummate small tree for city gardens. Intense watermelon-pink flower color is breathtaking during the late-summer lull in the garden. Special mildew resistance is ideal for city gardens, townhouse entries and condominium patio. Use as accent or to cover unattractive views on a small scale. Buy as a single-trunk standard specimen for semiformal containers or for tidy raised seatwall planters. To compound its impact, choose multiple trunks for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches up close.Companion PlantsIndian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Lilyturf (Liriope); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.