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Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle

Nothing Says Summer like Watermelon Crape Myrtle
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Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle

Nothing Says Summer like Watermelon Crape Myrtle
This newer variety of crape myrtle produces the sweetest watermelon-red blooms starting in midsummer--the perfect way to enjoy the second half of the best season. The really exciting thing about the Northern Belle series is that these crape myrtle shrubs will perform in colder zones than this southern beauty ever could before. They'll even rebloom reliably! In a trial garden in zone 6, it was left without winter coverage and still performed beautifully the next summer. The only difference in its performance in cooler and warmer climates is in how tall it will get. In cold zones, it'll die back to the ground in winter and jump up new in summer, staying at a compact 3' tall. Especially in zone 5, you should give it a heaping layer of mulch to protect through winter. In frost-free climates, it'll stay around all year, so it'll grow to about 4.5-5' tall.
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 36 - 60 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer to fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Ship As DORMANT 15-18" BAREROOT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Lagerstoemia indica '08-60369-48'

  • Height: 36 - 60 inches
  • Ship As: DORMANT 15-18" BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 24 - 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Red, Pink
  • 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. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Spread roots around and fill in with dirt so that the crown is at soil level. 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.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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