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Northern Belle Hardy Magenta Crape Myrtle Northern Belle Hardy Magenta Crape Myrtle

Northern Belle Hardy Magenta Crape Myrtle

Finally, Crape Myrtle for Cool Zones!
This variety from the Northern Belle hardy crape myrtle series has the most purple tones of them all. So rich and vibrant, Hardy Magenta will command attention in the garden. You'll have a long season with this—the foliage changes from bronzy in spring to bright green in summer, and the plant blooms later than most, extending your garden's floral interest into fall. This series is great news for gardeners in cooler zones (up through zone 6), who haven't been able to try out crape myrtle because it needs such a warm climate. The Northern Belle series not only survives cold temperatures, but truly thrives in them. In northern zones, it'll die back to the ground each winter and jump back up the following spring, with vibrant sprays of fluffy blooms by midsummer. It's a more compact crape myrtle, although it grows taller in southern climates, where it doesn't die back. Drought tolerant, once established.
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 36 - 54 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer to fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Lagerstoemia indica '08-60379'

  • Height: 36 - 54 inches
  • Ship As: 15-18" BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 20 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 20 - 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: red, purple
  • Foliage Type: Deciduous, glossy, green foliage. Foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer,
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to fall
  • Flower Form: Many small flowers bloom in terminal panicles on the current season's growth.
  • 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.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, organically rich, moisture retentive soil. Becomes more drought tolerant with age.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • 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
  • Winter Care: Mulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
  • Additional Information: Blooms later than other selections.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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