Zuni Crape Myrtle
Zuni Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'Item #5457 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
A wonderful selection with notably large, dark lavender-violet flower trusses, improved hardiness, and handsome peeling bark. Deciduous foliage has excellent mildew resistance and provides spectacular color in the fall, ranging from orange-red to maroon. A superb border plant or landscape accent.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-iDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21Growth habit:Rounded, SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.Special features:Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasSlightly larger than its immediate siblings, Zuni is the consummate small tree for city gardens. Intense watermelon-pink flower color is breathtaking during the late-summer lull in the garden. Special mildew resistance is ideal for city gardens, townhouse entries and condominium patio. Use as accent or to cover unattractive views on a small scale. Buy as a single-trunk standard specimen for semiformal containers or for tidy raised seatwall planters. To compound its impact, choose multiple trunks for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches up close.Companion PlantsIndian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Lilyturf (Liriope); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.