• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-i
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth habit:Rounded, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.