Landscape Design Using Double Feature Crape Myrtle

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by Brett · All Zones · Design · 0 Comments · December 01, 2014 · 5,477 views

When it comes to creating a landscape garden, the most difficult thing is often the starting point: selecting the first type of plant. Then, from there, companion plants are selected. The small landscape garden design below was designed using a specific feature plant. Use the design "as is," modify it to fit your unique garden space, or use it just for companion planting ideas.

Feature Plant Description

Double Feature® Crape Myrtle is a sterile hybrid that produces no seed capsules. As a result, from June to September, the plant has a constant flower show. So, Double Feature® is a classic in that if you liked the first flower show in late spring, just watch and Double Feature® will play it again and again all season long! It is a semi-dwarf crape myrtle, which means its smaller size will fit perfectly in smaller spaces. The parent plant, at age eight years was 5 ½ feet tall and 5 ½ feet in diameter as a dense perfect ball, yet the plant had never been pruned. Mature height is anticipated to be about eight feet, which will allow for a limbing up to form a small tree.

Plants Used in Design
Click on a plant below to find pictures and details on its Gardenality Plant File

1 - Double Feature® Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica 'Double Feature'
2 - 'Rose Creek' Dwarf Abelia - Abelia grandiflora 'Rose Creek'
3 - 'Sunshine' Ligustrum - Ligustrum sinensis 'Sunshine'
4 - Lambs Ear - Stachys
5 - Purple Hardy Ice Plant - Delosperma cooperi'

IMPORTANT: Always be sure to check USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for each plant to make sure it will grow in your zone. If a plant will not grow in your zone ask your local nursery and garden center professional to recommend a comparable plant.

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