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LAGERSTROEMIA indica (PETITE™ SERIES)

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Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica( PETITE™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Crapemyrtle

General Description

The Petite Series is a collection of dwarf crapemyrtles, all maturing to about chest height, with flower colors ranging from white and yellow to pink and red. They are heat-loving deciduous shrubs that flower at varying times in mid to late summer, often lingering into autumn. Their fall foliage is typically golden yellow to orange-red.

Like most crapemyrtles, those in the Petite Series tolerate a wide range of soils, if well-drained, and grow best in sunny locations. Powdery mildew (a leaf disease)can be a problem. It helps to leave room around the plant for air to move and dry the leaves. This series offers shrubs for the mixed border or building foundation, and provides flowers in summer, when other plants have the blah's.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • 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