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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 -
Lagerstroemia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of LAGERSTROEMIA

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Berlingot Menthe'

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Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Ruffled bicolor flowers, pink with white margins. Good autumn leaf colour
£16.50 each

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

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Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Good red flowers
£16.50 each

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

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Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Dark red new growth and soft pink flowers
£16.50 each

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'  >

Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Deep rose-pink flowers
£16.50 each

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