Purple Cow™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia hybrid 'GAMAD IX' PP #23,560

SKU
41013
This mid-size, compact shrub features beautiful, deep purple flower clusters set against dark green foliage. Its upright habit and plentiful blooms add contrast to the landscape. A perfect choice as a specimen, container accent, or for mass plantings. Tolerates mild drought when established in the landscape. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees in late winter, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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