Petite Orchid™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Monhid'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); False Heather (Cuphea); Lilyturf (Liriope); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.