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Petite Embers™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Moners'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
SKU #05540
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A dwarf crape myrtle with a small, shrubby form and upright branching topped by a profusion of bubblegum-pink colored crepe-like flower clusters in the heat of summer. A very useful size for smaller landscapes. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or used as an individual accent. Adapts well to containers. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); False Heather (Cuphea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.
HISTORY
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.

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