• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 2 to 3 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Repeat Bloomer
    Frilly red blooms, spring to early fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STREEM-ee-a IN-dih-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Growth habit:Mounding, Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 2 to 3 ft. high and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Frilly red blooms, spring to early fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasA striking crape myrtle with small shrubby stature that brings the vivid late summer color into beds and borders. Spices up foundation planting perfectly. Plant as a single, in groups to intensify color or in a row for a beautiful blooming hedge. When used next to outdoor living areas the attractive bark may be enjoyed while plants are dormant.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, when established. Stems may die back in cold zones and regrow from roots in Spring. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. No pruning is required except to shape as needed.Pruning time: late winter, once threat of hard frost has passed.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    Group this dwarf crape myrtle with other smaller cottagey plants such as Petite Plum Dwarf Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Monum'), Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Bennerup Blue'), Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') and Pardon Me Dwarf Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Pardon me').
    Many assume the crape myrtle is native because it is so common in the South, but it is among the first Asian introductions in America that proved perfectly adapted to the rigors of hot, humid climates.


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