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Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle

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Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica

 
 
Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtles are beautiful, easy to grow trees that provide an enchanting accent to ones yard and landscaping. They are also called Peppermint Pink Lace Crepe Myrtle. Once mature and established, they will produce the most glorious clusters of pure pink blooms with delicate white edges. Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle blooms anywhere from mid to late summer. Their foliage is green with red and orange highlights that turn to orange and red with hints of yellow in the fall. Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtles are easy to grow. They require an average amount of water regularly. However, do not overwater! They need full sun and well drained soil with a pH anywhere between 5.1 (strongly acidic) to 6.5 {mildly acidic). They are extremely drought resistant after established. However, they do not tolerate prolonged periods of cold weather. They grow well in USDA zones 7a to 9b. They have been known to grow in zone 6. However, due to their intolerance to cold, shelter may be needed for the plants in cold weather and heavy mulching around the roots is recommended. Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtles grow about two feet per season to a height of anywhere between 8 to 15 feet high. When planting multiple plants they should be spaced between 6-10 feet apart. Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtles can be used in a variety of ways in ones landscaping. They are a beautiful accent at the corner of a house. Multiple trees along a fence line provide a natural privacy border once the trees are mature. Another popular landscaping design is to line a driveway with multiple trees to provide a peaceful, garden pathway. Single trees may be used as a focal point at the center of a garden or yard. Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtles are a gardeners delight! They attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. They also provide a natural habitat for many types of birds.

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