Chickasaw Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Chickasaw'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Linnaeus 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 Maturity||Compact, mounded form to only 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Very 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Grow 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 sibilica '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