Zuni Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'
Water deeply when soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 9 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)|
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