Crape Myrtle - Southern Living™ Delta Fusion™

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘Delee’ PP27668
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

8-12 ft

Mature Width:

4-6 ft


Full to Part Shade (6-8 hours)


4-6 ft

Growth Rate:


Flower Color:

Dark Pink
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NEW! to the dark foliage line up, Southern Living has developed the magnificent Delta Fusion crape myrtle. The dark pink blooms contrast vividly with its unique, dark burgundy curved leaves. Like most crape myrtles, you are treated with blooms all summer long. The small size of the Delta Fusion makes this multi-stemmed tree an excellent small-garden centerpiece or foundation planting. The tree is disease and pest Resistance, and great for our southern gardeners needing heat tolerance. Once established it can withstand some drought, but does require a medium water schedule and well-draining soil. Hardy down to 0°F and recommended for USDA Hardiness Zones 7-9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Pick a nice sunny spot with well-drained soil. Dig a hole about three times as wide as the root ball. Place the potted plant in the hole to make sure the hole is large enough. Make sure the top of the root ball is even with surrounding soil. Then remove the pot and place the plant back into the hole. Fill in around the roots with the soil, using your foot to firm it. Spread mulch 2 inches deep over the top. Make sure to water thoroughly using a hose not a sprinkler. Fertilize a new crape myrtle in early spring, beginning in March or early April. Add 1 teaspoon of a general-purpose fertilizer once a month until August, spreading the fertilizer evenly over the soil around the plant. Mature crape myrtles need to be fertilized in early spring when the plant begins to actively grow and again in early summer to encourage blooming.
To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 inches deep, making sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Water regularly until established. Remove dead branches any time and prune weak branches back in the spring in order to encourage a strong and productive tree.

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