Crape Myrtle 'Like a Latte' BARISTA - Lagerstroemia

Lagerstroemia 'Like a Latte'
Mature Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Mature Spread: 2 to 3 ft

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'Like a Latte' is part of the BARISTA® Collection series of dwarf crape myrtles will give you all the best qualities of a crape myrtle in a compact shape with enhanced disease resistance and cold heartiness. These compact crape myrtles are a very fast growing shrub that fills with gorgeous clusters of white blooms from July to September, and both beautiful, hearty, and very drought resistant once established. The dark green leaves provide a perfect backdrop for the blooms and a beautiful contrast to the brighter greens of your garden. 

The blooms of a crape myrtle are a magnificent display that attract flocks of hummingbirds and butterflies through the summer months. These white crape myrtles produce 4 to 6” clusters of white flowers that can last for many weeks or even months. The leaves of crape myrtles are a unique glossy dark mocha/green. compared to other crape myrtles the 'Like a Latte' is slower growing, but can reach 2 to 3 feet if not pruned. Like a Latte' keeps a shrub like form, which makes it perfect for a shrub border, a backdrop in front of a fence, lining a drive, or planting on the corner of a house.

Photo Credit: Walter Gardens

Bloom Color:White
Bloom Period:Late summer to fall
Genus & Species:Lagerstroemia 'Like a Latte'
Mature Height:2 to 3 ft.
Mature Spread:2 to 3 ft
Plant Spacing:6 to 8 inches
Planting Depth:Plant even with root crown
Planting Time:Spring or fall planting - comes out of dormancy later than most plants
Soil Type:Well drained soil.
Sun Exposure:Full sun (6+ hours)
Zone:5 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Crape Myrtle 'Like a Latte' BARISTA - Lagerstroemia

Crape Myrtles will bloom on new wood, pruning winter die-back in the spring is recommended. Otherwise only prune for visual appeal. Crape myrtles thrive in full sun and dry well drained soil. Supplemental watering is recommended until the plant is established.

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