The Bloomables® collection is made up of the best flowering shrubs that are easy to grow, offer high reward in the garden and have been carefully selected to look good in the garden. Bright colors, unique textures, and of course, amazing blooms, make this collection one-of-a-kind. These premium young dormant plants ship in a 2 quart pot, without leaves nor flowers in it's sleeping beauty stage as its all about starting with a solid foundation of roots. Dormant potted plants are less likely to be shocked by adverse shipping conditions and/or initial planting and save; shipping weight, time and money.
About this Variety
Crape Myrtle Bellini® Strawberry, Lagerstroemia indica 'Strawconbel' PP33,517 is colorful, compact, and disease resistant. What more could you ask for? Also known as Grape Myrtle. This Bellini® will bloom the first year from a young plant and finish well in smaller pot sizes. Bellini® Strawberry displays bright red flowers in the heat of summer. In cooler spring and fall temperatures, buds will sometimes open white or pink, resulting in multiple colors on one plant. It is early blooming. Asexual propagation without proper authorization is prohibited.
- Classic look in a breakthrough, small shrub size
- Ships as a dormant young plant in a 2-quart nursery pot, in its sleeping beauty stage
- Dormant plants ship without leaves nor flowers as it's all about the roots
Summer to Fall
Grows 3-4' tall
Plant 3-4' apart, set root ball even with ground level
Grow as Perennial in zones 6-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Soil preparation: Crape Myrtle prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Planting: Dig a hole 8-10" deep and wide enough so the roots can be spread apart. Return soil loosely to the depth needed by the plant, so that all of its roots will be covered with about 2" of soil. Place plant in hole, spread roots and fill with good loose garden soil. Watering: Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulching: Mulch to keep the soil cool and prevent soil from drying out. Fertilizing: Fertilize after planting and every 3 months during the growing season.
Crape Myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove basal suckers, twiggy growth, crossing branches and branches growing to the center of the plant. Also remove side branches up to a height of 4-5' - this exposes the handsome bark of the trunks.