This is one of our exclusive cultivars from Dr. Keith Zary's brand new Northern Belle Hardy Crape Myrtle series. This series produces the most hardy crape myrtles yet—they don't just survive in northern zones, they put on a brilliant performance year after year. In midsummer, when other flowering shrubs are fading, this variety will burst into bloom with incredibly vivid, hot color. Butterflies adore it. It is a reliable rebloomer all the way up to zones 5 and 6—we got an excellent performance out of it in zone 6, even without winter protection. It stays at a good height for a border accent shrub. In cooler zones it'll die back to the ground and grow new each year, to about 3' tall. It will grow a little taller in warmer zones—still not the size of a tree, but we've seen this cultivar grow up to 5' tall in sunny California. Drought tolerant once established. Lagerstoemia indica '08–60369–48'
Lagerstoemia indica '08-60369-48'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:36 - 54 inches
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to fall
Winter Care:Mulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
Flower Color:red, pink
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:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Trees > 24"
4/1/19 - 6/21/19
3/18/19 - 6/21/19
3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B
2/11/19 - 6/21/19
2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-7: June 17th, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019