Lagerstroemia ‘Pocomoke’

('Pocomoke', Crape Myrtle)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

?Pocomoke? is a miniature hybrid crape myrtle hybrid (complex five generation cross generally described as L. indica x L. fauriei) that was begun in 1967 and completed in 1989 by the U. S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Plants were introduced by commercial nurseries in 2000-2001. ‘Pocomoke’ is a deciduous, upright-spreading, densely-branched, dwarf shrub that typically grows over the first eight years to only 19" tall and to 35" wide. It primarily features (1) glossy, elliptic to oblong, dark green leaves that emerge maroon in spring, turn dark green in late spring, and finally turn bronze-red in fall, (2) terminal inflorescences of crepe-papery, deep rose-pink flowers that bloom from early/mid-summer to early fall, and (3) gray to tan bark which exfoliates with age. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter.

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

'Pocomoke', Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia 'Pocomoke'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 2 ft.

Width

to 3 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

rose pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Burgundy/red

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