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Lagerstroemia indica cv PETIT SNOW white flower 100-130cm

Lagerstroemia indica cv PETIT SNOW white flower 100-130cm

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Lagerstroemia indica cv PETIT SNOW, commonly known as the Petit Snow Crape Myrtle, is a deciduous shrub celebrated for its compact size, beautiful white flowers, and striking bark. This cultivar is a member of the Lythraceae family and is a dwarf variety of Crape Myrtle, making it an excellent choice for smaller gardens, containers, or as a low hedge. "Petit Snow" typically grows to a height of 0.6-1 meter (2-3 feet) with a similar spread. The foliage consists of dark green leaves that provide an elegant backdrop to the profusion of pure white flowers. These blossoms appear in the summer and continue into early fall, creating a dazzling display that contrasts beautifully with the shrub's cinnamon-brown bark. As autumn arrives, the leaves may transition to shades of red and orange, further enhancing its ornamental appeal. "Petit Snow" Crape Myrtle is valued for its compact form, seasonal interest, and adaptability to a variety of garden settings.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Petit Snow Crape Myrtle is well-suited to warm and temperate climates. It is hardy in USDA zones 7-9 but can thrive in zone 6 with some winter protection.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Lagerstroemia indica cv. "Petit Snow" in a location that receives full sun. It requires ample sunlight for healthy growth and prolific flowering.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, fertile soil with good moisture retention. This shrub can adapt to a range of soil types but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0.

  4. Watering: Water your plant regularly, particularly during dry spells and the growing season. Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogged conditions.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Keep the mulch away from the trunk.

  6. Fertilization: Petit Snow Crape Myrtle benefits from an annual application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to provide essential nutrients for vigorous growth and flowering.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Lagerstroemia indica cv. "Petit Snow" in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak branches and shape the shrub. Pruning can also encourage more prolific flowering.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This cultivar is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for issues like aphids or powdery mildew, and address them if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Petit Snow Crape Myrtle shrubs, space them at least 0.6-1 meter (2-3 feet) apart to allow for their mature size and to create an attractive grouping.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Lagerstroemia indica cv. "Petit Snow" from softwood cuttings taken in early summer. Plant the cuttings in well-draining soil or a suitable rooting medium.

Lagerstroemia indica cv. "Petit Snow," the Petit Snow Crape Myrtle, is a charming and compact addition to gardens and landscapes, known for its elegant white flowers and attractive bark. Its small size, adaptability, and seasonal interest make it a delightful choice for adding beauty and contrast to your outdoor space. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and become a lovely focal point or border plant in your garden design.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 100-130cm

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