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Chickasaw Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Chickasaw'

SKU
00879
A true dwarf Crape Myrtle covered with clusters of lavender-pink flowers. Glossy, dark green foliage turns vibrant orange-red in fall. Ideal for mass plantings or low, informal hedge. Attractive peeling bark adds to the year round appeal. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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LoreLinnaeus named this genus after friend, Magnus V. Lagerstroem. The first to reach America were sent to botanist Andre Michaux, who owned a nursery in Charleston and the first to successfully cultivate what would be come a staple of Southern gardens.
Average Size at MaturityCompact, mounded form to only 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasVery small crape myrtles are a great source of summer color for Southern gardens. Use like any flowering shrub in foundation plantings and along fence lines. Will add late season brightness to spring-heavy shrub borders. Use as backgrounder for perennial or mixed borders. Sized perfectly for close up appreciation of bark and blossom in smaller city and suburban yards. May be lined up for an informal blooming hedge or planted in groups surrounded by masses of bold groundcover.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsGrow these shrubs with spreading Flower Carpet White Groundcover Rose, (Rosa x 'Noaschnee') and Carefree Sunshine Rose, (Rosa x 'Radsun'). It's exceptional with perennials such as Midknight Blue Agapanthus, (Agapanthus x 'Monmid'), Hyperion Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Hyperion') and Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris, (Iris sibirica 'Bennerup Blue').

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: 6-9

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