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Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle
If seasonal color and a low-growing mature height are important to you, Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle is the showstopper plant for your garden! Get all the details below

Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle

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Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei' 'Pocomoke'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Of all the dwarf crape myrtles planted in our gardens Pocomoke is the most dwarf, growing in a low mounding form to only 2-3 feet in height with a spread of about 3 feet. Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1998, this Fauriei Hybrid cultivar features eyectaching mounds of deep rose-pink flowers from mid to late summer. Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle is the showstopper plant for your garden!

About Fauriei Hybrid Crape Myrtles

In 1959, Dr. Donald Egolf began a crape myrtle research project at the U.S. National Arboretum to develop crape myrtles that were disease resistant, hardy, true to flower color, and that would repeat bloom.

Germplasm of Lagerstroemia fauriei was collected in Japan by Dr. John Creech and distributed to the U.S. National Arboretum. This material was discovered to be resistant to powdery mildew; a disease known to inflict many varieties of crape myrtle, and to possess a unique, heritable, dark brown trunk color. L. fauriei was incorporated into the research program with great success. Since then, twenty "Fauriei Hybrid" crapemyrtle cultivars have been released!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Ideally suited for residential settings, Pocomoke can be included in large mass plantings or in small grouping in sunny borders or to create a low-growing colorful hedge. It also fits nicely in container gardens.  Because of its size this crape myrtle can be used in themed gardens such as Cottage Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Rock Gardens and Xeriscape Gardens (Low Water needs).


Spacing Recommendations:  2-2.5' for hedges, 5'+ for space between plants.






Cultural Preferences

The Pocomoke Dwarf Crape Myrtle grows will in average, medium moisture, well grained soils in full sun.  It adapts well to loamy, clay soil with good drainage.



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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  2-3'
Width at Maturity:  3'
Spacing:  2' for solid hedges; 5'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Size:  Medium size clusters
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity, Mildew



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