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Petite Snow™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monow'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
SKU #05580
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A dwarf crape myrtle with a small, shrubby form and upright branching topped by a profusion of snowy white crepe-like flower clusters in the heat of summer. A very useful size for smaller landscapes. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or used as an individual accent. Adapts well to containers. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas The white blossoms will help cool a hot part of the garden when massed there. Mix with other colors of crape myrtle in a line bordering a path or walkway. Decorate a bank by a pool with these colorful shrubs that bloom during the hottest time of year.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.
HISTORY
Lore Linnaeus named the genus for his friend, Magnus Lagerstroem.

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