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Crape Myrtle Pocomoke 3 Gallon

Crape Myrtle Pocomoke 3 Gallon

Regular price $79.00 USD
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Description: The Crape Myrtle "Pocomoke" is celebrated for its profusion of showy, deep pink flowers that bloom in mid to late summer, creating a stunning display of color. The flowers are held in large, dense clusters atop the branches and attract pollinators like butterflies and bees. Additionally, the cultivar's foliage adds to its appeal, with glossy, dark green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop to the colorful blooms. "Pocomoke" is a dwarf variety, making it suitable for smaller gardens, containers, or as a border plant.

Size: The "Pocomoke" Crape Myrtle typically grows to a height of around 3 to 5 feet tall with a similar spread. Its compact size makes it an excellent choice for landscaping in tighter spaces, such as small yards, urban gardens, or along walkways and driveways. Despite its diminutive stature, it still produces an impressive floral display.

Best Growing Zones: The "Pocomoke" Crape Myrtle is well-suited to USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. It thrives in warm, sunny locations and is relatively tolerant of heat and drought once established. While it can withstand occasional periods of cold weather, it may benefit from protection in colder regions or during particularly harsh winters.

Cultivation: Plant the "Pocomoke" Crape Myrtle in a location with full sun exposure and well-drained soil. It can tolerate a range of soil types but prefers slightly acidic, loamy soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system, then reduce watering once the plant is established. Pruning is generally minimal for this cultivar, but occasional shaping can help maintain its compact form and promote flowering.

Propagation: Propagation of the "Pocomoke" Crape Myrtle is typically done through softwood cuttings taken in late spring or early summer. Select healthy, non-flowering stems and cut them into 4- to 6-inch sections, removing the lower leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant the cutting in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil consistently moist and provide bright, indirect light until roots develop.

Landscaping Uses: The "Pocomoke" Crape Myrtle is a versatile plant that can be used in various landscaping settings. Its compact size makes it ideal for small gardens, urban landscapes, and container gardening. Plant it as a border or edging plant along walkways or driveways, or use it as a focal point in mixed borders or rock gardens. Its vibrant pink flowers and attractive foliage ensure a stunning display throughout the summer months.

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