Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle

Finally, a crape myrtle for the North!

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Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle

Finally, a crape myrtle for the North!

  • Reliable, hardy bloomer in zones 5 and 6
  • Vivid pink-red flowers
  • Glossy green foliage
  • Grows up to 54 in. tall
  • Attracts butterflies

Flowering shrubs are beloved in the gardenmdash;and this one bursts into bloom when other flowers are fading. Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle produces panicles of watermelon red flowers in midsummer and fall. Its deciduous, glossy green foliage has a bronzy cast in the spring. In frost-free areas, this shrub grows up to 54 in. tall with an upright, vertical, hedge-type habit. In zones 5 and 6, the plants are likely to die to the ground over winter and return in the spring. When this happens, they usually grow about 36 in. tall. Northern Belle Hardy Watermelon Crape Myrtle is part of the new Northern Belle Hardy Crape Myrtle series developed by Dr. Keith Zary. Grows best in full sun. Zones 5-9.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Lagerstoemia indica 'GARzarnowater' PP31836
  • Height: 36 - 54
  • Spacing: 10 - 15'
  • Spread:14'
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Color: Watermelon red
  • Size: Dormant 15-18" Bareroot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Shrub
  • Flower Form: Many small flowers bloom in terminal panicles on the current season's growth.
  • 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/early spring.
  • Foliage: Deciduous, glossy, green foliage. Foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer,

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