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Mandi Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Mandi'

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Mandi Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Mandi') at Rainbow Gardens

Mandi Crapemyrtle flowers

Mandi Crapemyrtle flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Mandi Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Mandi') at Rainbow Gardens

Mandi Crapemyrtle flowers

Mandi Crapemyrtle flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This stunning dwarf variety produces volumes of deep red blooms all summer, followed by orange-red fall foliage; captivating focal point for the garden or border; also good for container planting

Ornamental Features

Mandi Crapemyrtle is draped in stunning panicles of red frilly flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn red and in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mandi Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mandi Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mandi Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Mandi Crapemyrtle makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.