Petite Snow™ Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Monow'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||Linnaeus named the genus for his friend, Magnus Lagerstroem.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||The white blossoms will help cool a hot part of the garden when massed there. Mix with other colors of crape myrtle in a line bordering a path or walkway. Decorate a bank by a pool with these colorful shrubs that bloom during the hottest time of year.|
|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, Tolerates Poor Soils, 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||Showy Summer Flowers|
Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9