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Lagerstroemia Indica Pink 70lt

R2,300.00

Lagerstroemia Indica Pink 70lt

Full Sun
Afternoon Sun
Medium Amounts of Water
Monthly Feeding

Lagerstroemia indica, commonly known as Crape Myrtle or Crepe Myrtle, is a deciduous flowering shrub or small tree that belongs to the Lythraceae family. It is native to parts of Asia, including China, Korea, and India. The plant is popular in landscaping and gardening due to its vibrant and long-lasting summer blooms, as well as its attractive bark and foliage.

Flowers
One of the standout features of Crape Myrtles is their showy flowers. The flowers are often clustered in dense, terminal panicles and come in a variety of colours including shades of white, pink, lavender, and red. The flower clusters resemble crinkled tissue paper, which gives rise to the common name “Crepe Myrtle.”

Foliage
The leaves are simple, opposite, and elliptical with a smooth or slightly serrated margin. They are green during the growing season and may turn shades of red, orange, or yellow in the fall before dropping.

Bark
As Crape Myrtles age, their bark peels away to reveal a smooth, mottled texture underneath. This characteristic bark is a notable feature during the winter months when the plant is leafless.

Size
Depending on the variety and growing conditions, Crape Myrtles can range in size from compact shrubs to small trees. They can reach heights of 3 to 30 feet.

Cultural Requirements
Lagerstroemia indica thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established and can tolerate a range of soil types. Proper pruning can help maintain a desired shape and promote healthy growth.

Hardiness
Crape Myrtles are generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 9, but there are newer cultivars bred to be more cold-resistant, allowing them to be grown in zone 6 as well.

Disease and Pest Resistance
Crape Myrtles are generally considered relatively resistant to pests and diseases, though they can occasionally be susceptible to issues like aphids, powdery mildew, and sooty mould.

Description

Lagerstroemia Indica Pink 70lt

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