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Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle

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Latin Name- Lagerstroemia Hardy Planting Zone- 6-9 Mature Height- 15-25 ft Width- 5-10 ft Sun or Shade- Partial Shade

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Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle

Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia is a fast-growing drought-resistant tree that blooms beautiful peppermint pink clusters with white edging from July to September. The trees love full sunlight and do best in fertile, well-drained soils. The thick green leaves turn bright orange or red in the fall months. After the flowers begin to fade in the late fall, small brown capsules appear. Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies are attracted to the bright bloom colors. This tree can grow up to 4 feet a year. The Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle is sturdy enough to handle the harshest conditions such as wind, ice, and even floods.

Peppermint pink crepe myrtles are known for their clusters of deep pink, crinkled flowers with white edges. The name is derived from the wrinkled, crepe-paper consistency of the flowers. Blooming in early summer, this crepe myrtle will continue to flourish through the fall as long as temperatures remain warm. Popular in Southern landscaping in the US, the peppermint pink crepe myrtle grows best in warm climates. However, some exceptions have been known to grow as far north as Maryland. It can learn to adapt but is often a hard one to do so. It has been known to adjust to specific locations but prefers to grow in areas where it can stay warm longer during the fall months than getting cold quickly.

Suitable for planting as hedges, boundaries, or as a garden border, peppermint pink crepe myrtles are perfect for use beside driveways, sidewalks, or below decks and balconies where the colorful, eye-catching flowers can be enjoyed. This shrub is excellent for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The bright blooms will catch and bring in small wildlife because it is eye appealing. Considered a large shrub or small tree, the peppermint pink crepe myrtle may be beautifully landscaped with underplantings of blue rosemary or blue mist Bluebeard plants. Both of these little perennials will go well and help contrast and compliment the crepe myrtle quite nicely. The pinks, burgundy, and white with a touch of nearby blue work well together.

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.

Peppermint Pink Crepe Myrtle

 

 

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