Dwarf Crape Myrtle Offers Year Round Color & Summer Flowers
No matter what size yard you have, and even if you only have a small patio, this Dwarf Pocomoke Crape Myrtle Shrub is a great fit! In spring & summer, it dazzles the eyes with a proliferation of rosy-pink flowers. In the fall, its leaves turn colors with the season.
Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle is a deciduous dwarf-sized shrub released in 1998 by the US National Arboretum. In fact, it is the smallest of all crape myrtle shrubs. This multi-stemmed shrub can also be shaped into an exquisitely beautiful small tree or does equally well as a low shrub. Even when it’s not flowering, it’s gorgeous!
Crape Myrtle Pocomoke Dwarf has a lush and compact pattern of growth. Its luxurious glossy green leaves grow on long-stemmed woody branches, which contrast beautifully against its profusion of clustering flowers. These dark glossy green leaves of summer eventually mature into a rich bronze-red burgundy color with the coming of autumn.
The rosy-pink flowers of this dwarf crape myrtle bush arrive in spring and bloom through late summer. It should be noted that its flowers only grow on new wood. Additionally, its flowers are enjoyed by local pollinators.
How to Use Pocomoke Crape Myrtle in the Garden
In warmer climates, the miniature pink Pocomoke Crape Myrtle can be trained into a very small tree and is great for adding a sense of dimension to your landscape. It can, of course, be grown en masse along borders and scenic walking paths as well. It also makes a wonderful foundation plant. Due to its smaller size, it easily fits in with other plants as well. Use it as an accent piece in a mixed garden bed or as a well-maintained display specimen housed in one of your decorative patio pots.
Pocomoke Crape Myrtle Care Information
This easy to love shrub is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and relatively disease free.
Lagerstroemia Pocomoke Crape Myrtle grows best in USDA zones 6 through 9. During harsh winters, this perennial shrub may die back to the ground, but it will promptly regrow in spring.
This plant thrives in full sun to mostly sun. After Pocomoke Crape Myrtle is established, it only needs occasional watering. In extreme heat or drought, however, water it more often. Try to water at the base of the plant and avoid watering the leaves directly to prevent powdery mildew.
This shrub does well in variable acidic soil with a pH of 5 to 7.5. Fertilize the dwarf Crape Myrtle shrub with slow-release tree and shrub food. Provide a thick winter mulch to protect the plant through winter.
Pocomoke Crape Myrtle Size
This shrub has a moderate growth rate and reaches 3 to 5 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Space this myrtle 2 to 3 feet apart to form a continuous hedge or 5 feet apart for a clear distinction between plants.
Pocomoke Crape Myrtle Pruning
Pocomoke Crape Myrtle can be easily shaped and formed to your desired look. Light pruning in early spring will encourage new flower growth. Some people even keep this gorgeous dwarf myrtle as a well-trained bonsai plant!
Consider Adding Pocomoke Crape Myrtle to Your Garden!
Pocomoke Crape Myrtle is a great addition to mixed garden beds and will fit right in with your other plants. It is also ideal for planters and makes a lovely addition to your patio or entryway. This elegant shrub has immense charm and is a sure way to give your unique yard a park-like aesthetic. Order your Pocomoke Crape Myrtle for sale today!
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Check out our Crape Myrtle Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing these fast growing trees. Growing Crape myrtles is easy, fun, and rewarding!
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Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9