Zuni Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'
Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
|Description||A wonderful selection with notably large, dark lavender-violet flower trusses, improved hardiness, and handsome peeling bark. Deciduous foliage has excellent mildew resistance and provides spectacular color in the fall, ranging from orange-red to maroon. A superb border plant or landscape accent.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Slightly larger than its immediate siblings, Zuni is the consummate small tree for city gardens. Intense watermelon-pink flower color is breathtaking during the late-summer lull in the garden. Special mildew resistance is ideal for city gardens, townhouse entries and condominium patio. Use as accent or to cover unattractive views on a small scale. Buy as a single-trunk standard specimen for semiformal containers or for tidy raised seatwall planters. To compound its impact, choose multiple trunks for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches up close.|
|Companion Plants||Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)|
|Care||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: 6-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.