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Petite Pinkie™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monkie'

SKU
05560
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.
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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreLinnaeus named the genus for is friend and contemporary botanist, Magnus von Lagerstroem.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); False Heather (Cuphea); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Pink Jasmine (Jasminum); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

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

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