Acoma Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Acoma'
|Description||Spectacular clusters of pure white, crinkled flowers will delight throughout the warm summer months. The attractive peeling bark provides winter interest. A wonderful dwarf crape mrytle that serves as an excellent large shrub or small tree with a weeping form, rich fall color, and excellent mildew resistance . Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 7 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This smaller new Crape Myrtle thinks it's a shrub. It is small enough to fit easily into the tiniest city garden or courtyard. With its weeping white flower clusters and lustrous bark, it should be treated as a specimen and planted in raised beds or planters close by. An excellent candidate for huge ceramic pots, where it will grow happily for many years.|
|Companion Plants||Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Rock Rose (Cistus); Lantana (Lantana); Clematis (Clematis)|
|Care||Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.|
|Lore||The earliest crepe myrtle trees were grown by Michaux and sent from his nursery to man of our nation's most important early plantations such as Montechello and Mount Vernon.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.