Petite Orchid™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Monhid'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||The earliest crepe myrtle trees were grown by Michaux and sent from his nursery to man of our nation's most important early plantations such as Montechello and Mount Vernon.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A great specimen shrub that bursts into lilac-orchid flower in late summer. Use it to cool a garden sitting room, as a focal point in the landscape, and in front of dark evergreens.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Vibrant Summer Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9