Tightwad Red Crape Myrtle (shrub)
Lagerstroemia indica PP # 11312
Growth Habit: Small shrub.
Bloom Time: Mid-July on into the fall.
Flower color: Wine red.
Foliage: Attractive fall foliage.
Leaf color: Green.
Fall color: Orange to red.
Bark Color: Average tan.
Mature Height: 4 feet.
Mature Width: 3-4 feet.
Spacing: 2 feet apart hedge.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Sun Exposure: Full sun.
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to a desired height in late winter or early in the spring , but not necessary.
Fertilizer: First few years add high-nitrogen 12-4-8 or 16-4-8 this application should be repeated every month from March to August. Once well established a well balanced fertilizer 8-8-8 or 10-10-10.
Uses: Decorative accent, colorful small shrub in urban and suburban areas; deck or patio; container or planter.
Moisture: Regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering at least once per day. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Hardiness Zone: 6-9.