LAGERSTROEMIA

These extremely decorative and easy tall shrubs, require full sun and are best against a south facing wall. They have attractive bark and long panicles of flowers with good autumn colour as an added bonus. AUG-SEPT

Genus of about 50 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees. They occur in deciduous woodland, often near rivers, in warm-temperate and tropical regions from Asia to Australia.

The flowers, which are attractive to insects, have characteristic crinkled petals.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    And evergreen shrubs and trees
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    If growing in greenhouse use loam based compost. Allow full light and plenty of air.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their conical, brightly-coloured panicles of flowers and their often peeling bark.
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass red spider mite, mealybugs and whitefly
    Place of origin
    Warm and tropical areas of Asia to Australia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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Lagerstroemia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of LAGERSTROEMIA

LAGERSTROEMIA 'Fuchsia d'été'

LAGERSTROEMIA 'Fuchsia d'été'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

fuchsia pink flowers

 
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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Berlingot Menthe'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Berlingot Menthe'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

ruffled bicolor flowers, pink with white margins. Good autumn leaf colour

 
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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

good red flowers

 
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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

dark red new growth and soft pink flowers

 
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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

deep rose-pink flowers

 
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LAGERSTROEMIA 'Tuskegee'

LAGERSTROEMIA 'Tuskegee'

Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

dark pink flowers

 
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