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Petite Red Imp™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Monimp'
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POS ID: 105745
This dwarf variety of a popular, showy deciduous shrub displays a profusion of deep crimson blossoms from summer to fall. Distinctive bark has an smooth, attractive texture. Excellent when massed in single-color plantings, or used an individual accent. Perfect for bringing color and texture to small spaces.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Dwarf variety
  • Deep red textured flowers

Details

This dwarf variety of a popular, showy deciduous shrub displays a profusion of deep crimson blossoms from summer to fall. Distinctive bark has an smooth, attractive texture. Excellent when massed in single-color plantings, or used an individual accent. Perfect for bringing color and texture to small spaces.

Weight: 25 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

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

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Orange

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Red

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; once established, reduce frequency. 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

Moderate

Soil Type

Average, well-drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

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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