Chica® Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Moned'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form|
|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||Border, Container|
|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.|
|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').|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
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.