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LAGERSTROEMIA indica (PETITE™ PINKIE)

Image of Lagerstroemia indica 'Monkie' (PETITE™ PINKIE, PETITE™ SERIES)

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Monkie'( PETITE™ PINKIE, PETITE™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Crapemyrtle

General Description

The Petite Series is a collection of dwarf crapemyrtles, all maturing at about chest height. Petite Pinkie (also known as 'Monkie') produces pleasing clusters of medium pink flowers on branch tips. It is a heat-loving deciduous shrub that flowers in mid to late summer, often repeating into autumn if spent clusters are pruned promptly.

Crapemyrtle tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. Foliar powdery mildew may be a problem and can be diminished with good air flow, easily provided by giving the plants room. Petite Pinkie is a low maintenance shrub suitable for a mixed border or foundation planting, providing bloom through the summer doldrums when other plants languish.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Width

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Purple, Pink, Dark Red, Lavender, Violet, Plum

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Gold

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Sandy Brown, Ivory, Gray, Slate Gray

  • Bark Color Modifier

    Multi-Color, Spotted/Mottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No