Centennial Spirit Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Centennial Spirit'
|Description||Displays large, long lasting, non-fading clusters of rose-red, crepe-like flowers. Handsome mildew-resistant foliage is dark green in summer, red-orange fall color. Gray colored bark exfoliates in thin strips to expose smooth, cream colored bark. This attractive small tree was introduced by Oklahoma State University. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||The perfect small accent tree for urban and spatially challenged suburban yards. Ideal for front yard in the lawn or for largish planters near the front door. Line them up along the driveway for a late summer show. Blend into sweeping beds and borders to balance out spring blooming trees. Beautiful bark is exceptional up close for shading outdoor living spaces, porch and patio.|
|Companion Plants||Blend this casual styled plant with other relaxed perennials such as Marmalade Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Marmalade'), Farmington Michaelmas Daisy, (Aster novi-belgii 'Balco'), Pixie Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea x 'CBG Cone 2') and Astilbe Colorflash Lime, (Astilbe arendsii 'Beauty of Lisse'). It's also a good balance for spring blooming Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia intermeida 'Kolgold').|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.|
|Lore||In its Asian habitat of origin, crape myrtle's famously smooth bark became known as "monkey slide".|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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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.