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Bellini® Grape Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Congrabel' PP #28,975

SKU
42628
A crape myrtle breakthrough with a refreshing, sweet, truly compact shrub and delicious, dark lavender-purple blooms that will brighten the warm summer landscape, blooming earlier than other varieties. The low, mounded form is excellent for foundations, in mixed shrub borders, or as a low hedge. Resistant to powdery mildew. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches only 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer through Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); False Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Lilyturf (Liriope); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Remove emerging suckers from base of older shrubs to reduce spread. Remove spent blooms to encourage rebloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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