Centennial Spirit Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Centennial Spirit'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Lore||In its Asian habitat of origin, crape myrtle's famously smooth bark became known as "monkey slide".|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9