Hardy Fuchsia is one of our exclusive introductions from the Northern Belle series, bred by Dr. Keith Zary and the Gardens Alive! Research and Development Team. The Northern Belle series has unprecedented hardiness for a southern sun-lover like crape myrtle. It won't just pull through a cold winter, but it'll actually perform beautifully all the way up through zone 6. In our zone 6 test garden, we didn't even give it winter protection and it bloomed in abundance. This variety has extraordinarily vivid color on the midsummer blooms—right about the time the summer cookouts are picking up steam and many blooming plants are waning. In warmer zones it can grow taller, we've seen it up to 5' in California, and in cool zones it'll die back to the ground in winter and grow to around 3' tall. Lagerstroemia indica 'Northern Belle Hardy Fuchsia'
Lagerstoemia indica '08-60059-03'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:3 - 5 inches
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to fall
Planting Instructions:Performs best in full sun. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:Mulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
Shipped:DORMANT 15-18" BAREROOT
Flower Form:Many small flowers bloom in terminal panicles on the current season's growth.
Foliage Type:Deciduous, glossy, green foliage. Foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer,
Pruning:For southern zones Thin young trees in late winter to early spring. Make sure to leave 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. Older trees prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground. Prune in winter. Northern zones (5 and 6) prune back any winterkilled branches in late
Soil Requirement:Well-drained, organically rich, moisture retentive soil. Becomes more drought tolerant with age.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: