Petite Orchid™ Crape Myrtle
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- Easy care
- Dark pink textured flowers
- Fast growing
About This Plant
Up to 60 inches
Up to 48 inches
Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping
Attractive Bark, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-Round Interest
Fall Leaf Color
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionThrives 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.Pruning time: winter.
Effort of Care
average, well-drained soil.
Best flowering in Full Sun, can tolerate times of Partial Sun.
Once mature, your Myrtle will be relatively drought-resistant. However, younger trees will require their soil to be at least damp at all times for best maturation.
Disease and Pests
Powdery mildew is common, but this Myrtle is generally resistant to pests and diseases more common in its relatives. With regular inspection, most diseases and pests should be easy to spot and remedy.
USDA Hardiness Zone