Zuni Crape Myrtle
Knockout Lavender Blooms Zuni Crape Myrtle
- Fabulous Dark Lavender-Violet Flowers from July to Frost
- 4 Seasons of Interest
- Dramatic Fall Color
- Handsome Exfoliating Bark
- Disease Resistant
- Year-Round Interest
- Easy Care
If you adore the passion of purple, the Zuni Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni') is a perfect fit in your landscape. You’ll smile all growing season long, as luscious long flower panicles cover the delicate, arching branches.
Zuni is a good looking large deciduous shrub, or small tree. There is always something pretty to look at, and you can use it just about anywhere in your garden.
In spring, the young new foliage has shiny red edges. Next, glossy leaves deepen into a deep summer green. Held in feathery sprays, Zuni foliage casts a refreshing light shade and provides an airy, friendly kind of privacy.
You’ll love the way a mature Zuni develops into such a nicely rounded shape. This symmetrical form is both eye-catching and deeply satisfying. This is a really nice tree that you’ll never grow tired of.
Add large, rich dark lavender flowers that almost seem to glow in the sunlight and now you’re really talking. The blooms are evenly held from top to bottom across the whole plant. This display keeps on coming all summer long, and well into fall.
No fall is complete without some harvest color, and here again, Zuni really delivers. The leaves will change to a dramatic orange to red-maroon color in the autumn months.
Once the leaves fall, you’ll start to truly appreciate the handsome peeling bark ranging from cinnamon to light brown. The bark adds winter interest, which is so welcome during the long cold season.
Zuni Crape Myrtle can be planted as a specimen or in groups. It looks very attractive when underplanted with a smaller shrubs, perennials and groundcovers.
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How to Use Zuni Crape Myrtle in the Landscape
Zuni is a compact variety and can easily fit all around your yard. Remember, you can be very creative about Crape Myrtles. Leave the lower branches on and let it turn into a pretty privacy hedge.
Imagine a long, sweet hedge of these beautiful flowers in your yard. Gain a welcome sense of privacy on your patio. Delineate your lot line in a friendly way. To create a hedge that grows together, plant them 3 or 4 feet apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Include them on the east or north side of a garden border. You’ll create a stunning backdrop for your perennials, spring flowering bulbs and smaller shrubs.
Remove the lower limbs to train it up into a small tree. Keep 3 or 4 of the strongest trunks to create a multi stemmed plant. Or, select a single to create a single stem standard tree.
However you choose to use it, you’ll love those exposed sophisticated branches with that beautiful bark. Use a tree-form Zuni just about anywhere.
Go with a symmetrical design and plant two on either side of your front door. Plant a single specimen 15 feet from the corner of your house to anchor a foundation planting.
March several small trees along your street parking. Use a natural curved grouping near the patio to create a focal point. If you can, site it to the west of your seating area for a little welcome shade in the late afternoon.
We swear, the cool color helps bring relief on the hottest summer days. Zuni is just a lovely shade of pale purple.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Crape Myrtles grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and in open areas where air circulation is good.
Zuni is a very healthy variety with disease and mildew resistance. However, it’s always a good idea to site it where it will receive the drying rays of the morning sun.
This is truly an easy to grow shrub. During the first year, follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once the roots are established in your soil, this tree is drought tolerant.
For the best flowers, give supplemental water in spring as needed. New growth will be lush and the flowers bloom on this year’s growth.
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Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||7 - 9 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Light Purple|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple|