LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

Commonly known as Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

Dark red new growth and soft pink flowers
Further Reading....

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Rhapsody in Pink'

  • Deciduous
    dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, bronze when young.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Soft pink
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Upright-growing. Peeling grey and brown bark. Soft pink flowers appear from crimson buds
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Protect from frost until established
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases
    under glass - red spider mite, whitefly, mealy bug
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. USA. Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dr. C. Whitcomb
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - conical panicles to 20cm (8in) long of flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1n) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Obovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1 - will withstand hard pruning
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
Lagerstroemia - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)

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