Sacramento Crape Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica ÔSacramentoÕ

Sacramento has been called the best true miniature crape myrtle ever developed. It comes from ÔWorldÕs FairÕ, a deeper red, more compact, more symmetrical variety. Sacramento is hot pink, low-growing, and spreading. Very heavy bloomer the second year. Great in a mixed border with sun-loving perenniels. Very heat tolerant. Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foilage Type Deciduous
Height 1-2 ft
Spread 1-4 ft
Shape Mounding
Primary Foilage Color Green, medium
Seasonal Foilage Color Yellow, orange, or red
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Fushia
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Well-drained soil