Velma's Royal Delight Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Velma's Royal Delight'

SKU
05053
Large arching clusters of rich magenta-purple, crinkled flowers are displayed over an extra long bloom period in summer. Blooms earlier than other varieties. Attractive peeling bark adds winter interest. This attractive tree has a compact, upright growth habit and makes an ideal specimen. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

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