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Thunderstruck Lavender Blast Crapemyrtle
Thunderstruck Lavender Blast Crapemyrtle

Thunderstruck Lavender Blast 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 blooms on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall. This Crapemyrtle matures lightning-fast at 12 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide. Hardy in zones 6-9.

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 blooms on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall. This Crapemyrtle matures lightning-fast at 12 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide. Hardy in zones 6-9.

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.