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Thunderstruck Rumblin' Red Crapemyrtle
Thunderstruck Rumblin' Red Crapemyrtle

Thunderstruck Rumblin' Red Crapemyrtle

$49.99

Thunderstruck Lavender Blast Crape Myrtle features a profusion of soft lavender blooms paired with unique black foliage, giving it a unique look that will stand out in your landscape.

Growth Habit

Masses of Lavender on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet and a width of 8-12 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 6-10.

Care

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Toxicity

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.

Thunderstruck Lavender Blast Crape Myrtle features a profusion of soft lavender blooms paired with unique black foliage, giving it a unique look that will stand out in your landscape.

Masses of Lavender on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet and a width of 8-12 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 6-10.

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.