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 flower trusses, improved hardiness, and handsome peeling bark. Excellent fall foliage color from orange-red to maroon. Mildew resistant. Deciduous.
- 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:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 9 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.Special features:Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, 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); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. On older trees, prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.