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Petite Red Imp™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monimp'

SKU
05570
This dwarf variety of a popular, showy deciduous shrub displays a profusion of deep crimson blossoms from summer to fall. Distinctive bark has n smooth, attractive texture. Excellent when massed in single-color plantings, or used an individual accent. Perfect for bringing color and texture to small spaces.
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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 TimeEarly Summer through Fall
Design IdeasAbsolutely beautiful when several are massed together. When planted as specimen all by itself, its rich crimson blossoms in late summer command attention. Perfect for the centerpiece of a raised terrace or planted along a driveway for a colorful welcome home.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
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 PlantsIndian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Catmint (Nepeta); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)

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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