Chica® Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Moned'

A special introduction, selected for its dwarf size and profuse flowering. Produces masses of rosy-red crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. Great for small spaces and containers. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreMany assume the crape myrtle is native because it is so common in the South, but it is among the first Asian introductions in America that proved perfectly adapted to the rigors of hot, humid climates.
Average Size at MaturityDwarf grower, can be maintained at 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA striking crape myrtle with small shrubby stature that brings the vivid late summer color into beds and borders. Spices up foundation planting perfectly. Plant as a single, in groups to intensify color or in a row for a beautiful blooming hedge. When used next to outdoor living areas the attractive bark may be enjoyed while plants are dormant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsGroup this dwarf crape myrtle with other smaller cottagey plants such as Petite Plum Dwarf Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Monum'), Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Bennerup Blue'), Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') and Pardon Me Dwarf Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Pardon me').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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