Petite Embers™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Moners'

SKU
05540
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.
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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreMany 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); False Heather (Cuphea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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