Lagerstroemia ‘Sweet Macchiato

(Sweet Macchiato Crape Myrtle)


$12.00


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This upright, branched and bushy selection boasts very dark looking foliage. The leaves are dark blue-green, with the glossy deep red new growth making the tips look like they are on fire. In late summer, glossy red buds burst open to sweet, hot pink flower clusters with mustard yellow stamens

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

Sweet Macchiato Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia Sweet Macchiato

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

3 – 4 ft.

Width

3 to 4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

reddish purple

Deer Resistant

Yes

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