Petite Embers™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Moners'
|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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); False Heather (Cuphea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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