• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-i
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth habit:Round, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.