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15th February, we are pleased to say that the nursery and gardens are open to visitors. We are also still offering click and collect orders from the website. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.

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 indica 'Berlingot Menthe'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Berlingot Menthe'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Ruffled bicolor flowers, pink with white margins. Good autumn leaf colour
£17.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Good red flowers
£17.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Dark red new growth and soft pink flowers
£17.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rosea'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle.
Deep rose-pink flowers
£17.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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