Crape Myrtle 'Tightwad Red' Dwarf 4" pot

Crape Myrtle 'Tightwad Red' Dwarf  4" pot
Item# CMTightwadRed4

Plants Description/Care

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.