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Crape Myrtle - Southern Living™ Miss SandraLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Southern Living Miss Sandra Crape Myrtle is a mid-sized myrtle that produces elite purple flowers and a tight vertical growth habit. Miss Sandra resulted from a pollination between an 'unregistered purple flower seedling' female parent and ‘Tonto’ as the male parent. These beautiful crape myrtle trees displays large, long lasting clusters actually masses of purple flowers that start in June and last well into the latter part of August. Miss Sandra develops a thick crown branching with good foliage cover. At maturity it can reach a height of 19 feet a width of 8-10 feet. It has ’ displayed a high level of field resistance to bacterial spot, powdery mildew, and leaf spot.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
My oldest dog recently passed, her name was Sandra... hence the reason I picked that cm, along with the magnificent color I saw on your website. It arrived packaged so nice. I'm assuming cardboard box and that plant wasnt going anywhere!! I could barely get the box open myself !! It was a lovely green and bigger than I thought. I'm VERY happy with it. I'm not the type to brag on company's products but this is the second time I've purchased through Plant Me Green and I was pleasantly surprised again!
I was worried because this crepe myrtle was a little delayed in reaching the birthday girl, and the weather was terribly hot that whole week, but she says it arrived in perfect condition. She was very happy with it.
this one also arrived in bad shape, time will tell
This was a gift and it arrived in Washington State in great condition. My sister was pleased that it was larger than expected. Thank you.
Our Crape Myrtle arrived quickly in good health. Planted it right away and it seems to be thriving.