Centennial Spirit Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Centennial Spirit'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Lore||In its Asian habitat of origin, crape myrtle's famously smooth bark became known as "monkey slide".|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||The perfect small accent tree for urban and spatially challenged suburban yards. Ideal for front yard in the lawn or for largish planters near the front door. Line them up along the driveway for a late summer show. Blend into sweeping beds and borders to balance out spring blooming trees. Beautiful bark is exceptional up close for shading outdoor living spaces, porch and patio.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Key Feature||Summer Flowering|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9