Hot, hot color on an exclusive new introduction from the Northern Belle series—bred by the renowned Dr. Keith Zary. The biggest news about this series is how incredibly hardy it is for crape myrtle, you can expect it to thrive all the way up through zone 6. In fact, we grew Northern Belle Hardy Hot Pink Crape Myrtle without protection in zone 6 and it produced tons of searing midsummer pink flowers for our test garden. In cooler zones it dies back to the ground and grows new each spring. In warmer zones, it'll grow taller, possibly up to 5' tall. Fabulous along a back border, providing a layer of color above lower-growing perennials. Lagerstroemia indica 'Unknown #9'
Lagerstoemia indica 'Unknown #9'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:24 - 42 inches
Spread:24 - 30 inches
Spacing:24 - 30 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to fall
Planting Instructions:Performs best in full sun. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:Mulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
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
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