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
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 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:
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.