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Ebony and Ivory Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Ebony and Ivory'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a
SKU #01964
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Clusters of dazzling white flower trusses are showcased by intense, black foliage, creating a dramatic contrast for summer and fall landscapes. An eye-catching border plant or landscape accent, grown as a large shrub or a small tree. Drought tolerant once established. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer into Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas Small trees are perfect in the front yard to call attention to the entry or at other important points without crowding in foundation beds. Use in the backyard as a focal point in the view of oft used windows and sliders. Excellent choice around patios for color, enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes a great sideyard privacy screen with lots of interest for adjacent windows.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Black
Companion Plants Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Catmint (Nepeta); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; tolerates some drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.
HISTORY
Lore Crape myrtles from the South Pacific arrived in Charleston, South Carolina where botanist Andre Michaux was the first to cultivate them around 1786.

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