Petite Pinkie™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Monkie'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||Linnaeus named the genus for is friend and contemporary botanist, Magnus von Lagerstroem.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer to Fall|
|Design Ideas||This is an ideal small shrub for the sunny garden. Its form, foliage and summer blooms combine well with other shrubs and trees. Planted alone, as a specimen, its showy pink flowers command attention in late summer. Absolutely beautiful when several are massed together. Perfect for the centerpiece of a raised terrace or planted along a driveway for a colorful welcome home.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy Summer Flowers|
Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. 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