Lagerstroemia ‘Chickasaw’ (Dwarf crape myrtle, hime sarusuberi)
¥2,000 （incl. tax）
A hardy deciduous shrub that is a dwarf version of a crape myrtle. Produces pink flowers from summer to fall. Well suited to use as an ornamental or bonsai.
<Tips for growing dwarf crape myrtles>
These plants prefer full sun. Exposure to strong direct sun can damage leaves and flowers or cause leaf burn. If necessary, protect the plants during certain parts of the day by moving them to a partially shaded area while maintaining adequate light levels.
The plants prefer soil with good drainage. Choose a location with rich, well-drained soil as poorly drained soil can cause root rot.
Water the plants when the topsoil becomes dry to avoid excessive dryness.
In very cold areas, protect the plants by keeping them at an appropriate temperature. In areas with low humidity where the plants’ leaves can easily dry out, take measures to ensure moisture.
Prune the plants regularly as they are quick growers. Cut away unnecessary branches and leaves to control the plants’ growth as necessary.
Their slightly exotic, delicately ruffled flowers against their lustrous leaves are a striking sight. The plants’ brilliant blooms in the summer heat make it a season classic that offers vibrant and soft colors.