Lagerstroemia ‘Cherry Mocha’

(Cherry Mocha Crape Myrtle)



Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This dwarf crape myrtle will have attractive, semi-glossy, medium green foliage for you to enjoy all summer long. In late summer, the round habit explodes with flower buds that bubble up to the top of the shrub with enormous, triangular-shaped bright lilac purple flower clusters.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

Cherry Mocha Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia 'Bubble Tea', Lagerstroemia 'Cherry Mocha'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

moderate

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

2 to 3 ft

Width

2 to 3 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

burgundy

Deer Resistant

Yes

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