Model # 37742

Internet #205728169

Southern Living Plant Collection 2 Gal. Delta Moonlight Crape Myrtle
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Southern Living Plant Collection

2 Gal. Delta Moonlight Crape Myrtle

  • Showy White flower clusters in Summer
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
$3498 /each
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Product Overview

Delta Moonlight’s blooms contrast vividly with its unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. This versatile small tree is a stunning garden accent. Delta Moonlight grows vigorously, producing stunning plethora of blooms.

  • Mature size 8 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide
  • Adapts to many soil types
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
96
Mature Width (in.)
36

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Insect Resistant
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
White
Blossom Color Family
Whites
Botanical Name
Lagerstromia indica ‘Delec’
Common Name
Crape Myrtle
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
None
Growth Habit
Erect
Hardiness Zone
7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
36
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Tree Type
Crape Myrtle
Wildlife Attracted
Butterflies,Hummingbirds
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this considered a tree or a bush

Asked by: jim
The Crape Myrtle is considered as a tree.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-04-25

I had a white crepe mertyl planted 01/08/16 - when should I start ferilizing? Do I water this plant also? It's six foot tall and fragile looking.

This is the first time that I have had a tree this young and I do not want to do anything to harm it!
Asked by: Juan
Juan, You do not want to fertilize your Crape Myrtle in the middle of winter, wait until you start to see some growth in spring before you apply some fertilizer(I recommend a slow-release granular fertilizer). As far as watering just make sure your new plant does not dry out excessively by watering well at least once a week while your plant is dormant in winter. If you get rain, do not worry about watering your plant. When spring rolls around you need to make sure you water at least once a week or twice a week during dry periods at least for the first year while your new plant is getting established. Thank you for your question!
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2016-01-12
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Customer Reviews

2 Gal. Delta Moonlight Crape Myrtle is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived completely dried out, very disappointed. I went ahead and planted it hoping it still had... Arrived completely dried out, very disappointed. I went ahead and planted it hoping it still had some life, still waiting to see what happens. I would have returned it but had to leave town and had no time to do so. Either way it seemed poorly secured in the packaging and clearly did not have enough hydration for the journey. Next time I'll find one at a nursery, probably when I have to replace this one in a few weeks because it is, in fact, long gone.
Date published: 2017-07-04
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