Chica® Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Moned'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||Many 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 Maturity||Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Group 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