CRAPE MYRTLE: PEPPERMINT
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA 'PEPPERMINT LACE'
This fast-growing small tree or shrub has clusters of rose pink, edged in white blooms in the summer. Its colorful foliage ranges from bright yellow to vibrant red at the tips and grows 15-20 feet tall(10-15 feet wide). Plant in groups to make a statement all year-round.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.