Petite Pinkie™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Monkie'
|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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer to Fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|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.|
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