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Peppermint Lace Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Peppermint Lace'

Valued colorful landscape accent with profusion of crepe-like blooms throughout summer. Deep-pink flowers edged in white. Upright, branching habit. Large enough to stand alone as shrub or small tree.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreThe earliest crepe myrtle trees were grown by Michaux and sent from his nursery to man of our nation's most important early plantations such as Montechello and Mount Vernon.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer through Fall
Design IdeasThe aptly named 'Peppermint Lace' carries deep-pink flowers edged in white in late summer to early fall, making a lively and bold accent in the landscape. Use it by driveways, walkways and especially below high decks and balconies for a view of the spectacular flower show that appears over the crown.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Photinia (Photinia); Bluebeard (Caryopteris)

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. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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