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Petite Pinkie™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monkie'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
SKU #05560

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Description Vibrant, profuse clusters of clear pink, crepe-like blossoms on this popular, showy, dwarf crape myrtle with extremely attractive, smooth bark texture. Begins blooming in summer; later in colder winter zones. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or used as an individual accent. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer to Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
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 Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); False Heather (Cuphea); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Pink Jasmine (Jasminum); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Care 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.
Lore Linnaeus named the genus for is friend and contemporary botanist, Magnus von Lagerstroem.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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