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Petite Plum® Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monum'

SKU
05565
A dwarf, upright-branched shrub with glossy green foliage, topped by a profusion of plum-colored crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. The compact size fits well in smaller landscapes. Great for mass plantings, containers, or borders. Deciduous.
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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, 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 PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); False Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Chaste Tree (Vitex)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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