• Overview
    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
    Moderate grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasSmall trees are perfect in the front yard to call attention to the entry or at other important points without crowding in foundation beds. Use in the backyard as a focal point in the view of oft used windows and sliders. Excellent choice around patios for color, enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes a super sideyard privacy screen with lots of interest for adjacent windows.
    Companion PlantsCombine this little crape myrtle with stellar Mediterraneans such as Jerusalem Sage, (Phlomis lanata), French Lavender, (Lavandula dentata candicans), Tuscan Blue Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'), and Lavendercotton, (Santolina chamaecyparissus). Equally beautiful with semiformal plants such as Smooth Melody Thornless Hybrid Tea Rose, (Rosa x 'Smooth Melody'), Flower Carpet® Red Groundcover Rose, (Rosa x 'Noare'), Purple Fountain Grass, (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum').
  • Care
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Crape myrtles from the South Pacific arrived in Charleston, South Carolina where botanist Andre Michaux was the first to cultivate them around 1786. They grew at Mount Vernon in the 18th century and remain popular throughout the south where this cultivar was selected by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia, Athens.
    Lore:
    Crape myrtles from the South Pacific arrived in Charleston, South Carolina where botanist Andre Michaux was the first to cultivate them around 1786. They grew at Mount Vernon in the 18th century and remain popular throughout the south where this cultivar was selected by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia, Athens.