Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka
Plant type:Shrub, Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:White
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasThe white blossoms will help cool a hot part of the garden when massed there. Mix with other colors of crape myrtle in a line bordering a path or walkway. Decorate a bank by a pool with these colorful shrubs that bloom during the hottest time of year.
Companion PlantsGroup this fabulous summer bloomer with Black and Blue Sage, (Savlia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'), Petite Indigo Dwarf Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis), Jacob Cline Bee Balm, (Monarda didyman 'Jacob Cline') and Pink Diamond Hydrangea, (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This dwarf form was developed by Monrovia and introduced in 1962. It's parent is a tree native to a large region from China to Australia. It first arrived in England in 1759, but did not catch on until Andre Michaux grew them in his Charleston, South Carolina nursery around 1786. It was spread to many early American historic sites such as Mount Vernon and Montechello.
Lore:
Linnaeus named the genus for his friend, Magnus Lagerstroem.