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Double Feature Crape Myrtle Shrubs for Sale Online
Reblooming Double Feature Crape Myrtle Shrubs are a first for us and one that we are very excited about. A seedless Crape Myrtle. This wonderful new edition will not need to be "Dead-headed" to rebloom.
About Your Crape Myrtle Double Feature
Double Feature Crape Myrtle has new growth that is small with wine-red leaves that are followed by an abundance of ruby-red blooms in late June and continues until October. This re-blooming crape myrtle is a seedless variety, and re-blooms on the same panicles. As a semi-dwarf crape myrtle, Double Feature Crape Myrtle matures to only 6-8 feet in height and width, forming a dense, perfect ball, requiring little to no pruning.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Semi Dwarf tree form (6 to 8 feet)|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched, multi-stemmed summer through the first frost|
|Flower Color:||Red flowers in mid to late summer through the first frost|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges a rich dark green, changing to an equally vibrant reddish yellow in the fall|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Crape Myrtle Double Feature
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Double Feature Crape Myrtle Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Double Feature because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Double Feature Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.