Barnyard Series Purple Cow™ Mid Size Crapemyrtle

Size
Lagerstroemia x ‘GAMAD IX’ Purple Cow™ PP#23,560
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
Barnyard Series Purple Cow™ is a mid-sized crapemyrtle featuring beautiful, deep purple flowers against dark green foliage. Its upright habit and plentiful flowers makes it the perfect choice as a stand-alone variety or grouped en masse for more impact. Combine it with other brightly colored plants to add pizzazz to the landscape.
With its disease-resistant foliage, Purple Cow™ is virtually maintenance free. Combine with other low-maintenance plants to enjoy the beauty without a lot of effort. Encourage a second flush of bloom in the fall by cutting off the spent flowers and any developing seedpods.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs - Flowering Trees
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 6 to 10 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Upright - Rounded - Compact
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fall Foliage Color, Attractive Bark, Sun Loving, Long-lived
Disease resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Mildew Resistant, Cold Hardy
Attracts:   , Pollinators
Garden Ideas:   
The majestic, deep purple blooms of Purple Cow™ Crapemyrtle add cheer to the garden during even the hottest summer months. This low-maintenance shrub adds plenty of character with little effort.
Urban Minimalist, Children’s Garden, Perennial
Flower features:    Profuse flowering, Brilliant Colors, Showy Flowers, Repeat Flowering
Beautiful, deep-purple flowers that bloom in summer through fall
Fruit & seed features:    brown 1/2 inch seed capsules that will ripen in fall through winter
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Dark green
Dark green foliage
Landscape Uses:    Grouping, Hedges, Screen
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Barnyard Series Purple Cow™ Mid Size Crapemyrtle is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 6 to 10 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning is NOT necessary for good blooming next year. Severe pruning (aka “Crape murder”) can ruin the beautiful natural form of your crapemyrtle and lead to weak branches that cannot support the weight of their blooms.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

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