Petite Orchid™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monhid'

SKU
05550
A dwarf, upright-branched shrub topped by a profusion of dark orchid crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. The moderately small size is well-suited to smaller landscapes and adapts well to containers. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or singly as an accent. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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 MaturityFast growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA great specimen shrub that bursts into lilac-orchid flower in late summer. Use it to cool a garden sitting room, as a focal point in the landscape, and in front of dark evergreens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
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, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9

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