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Petite Orchid™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monhid'
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A dwarf, upright-branched shrub topped by a profusion of dark orchid crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. The moderately small size is well-suited to smaller landscapes and adapts well to containers. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or singly as an accent. Deciduous.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Dark pink textured flowers
  • Fast growing

Details

A dwarf, upright-branched shrub topped by a profusion of dark orchid crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. The moderately small size is well-suited to smaller landscapes and adapts well to containers. Excellent massed in single-color plantings or singly as an accent. Deciduous.

Weight: 25 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Toxicity

Non-toxic

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Features

Attractive Bark, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-Round Interest

Toxicity Source

https://ucanr.edu/sites/poisonous_safe_plants/Safe_Plants_by_Scientific_Name/

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Orange

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

Bloom Color

Purple

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If 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 Description
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 treesPruning time: winter

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

average, well-drained soil.

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Best flowering in Full Sun, can tolerate times of Partial Sun.

Water Needs

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

7

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