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Indian Summer Crepe Myrtle

Family: LYTHRACEAE

Genus: Lagerstroemia

Species: indica Hybrids

Deciduous shrubs or small trees to 5 metres high and 4 metres wide. Often low branching but may be pruned to a single trunk when young. Older trunk has smooth, decorative, new bark. Leaves are dark green and dense. Massed, showy, crinkled flowers are produced over the outside of the plant in spring and summer.

Cultivars include: 'Acoma' (to 3m with white flowers), 'Biloxi' (pale pink flowers), 'Commanche' (coral pink flowers), 'Natchez' (white flowers), 'Sioux' (large pink flowers), 'Tonto' (pink flowers), and 'Tuscarora' (pink flowers). Most of the cultivars are resistant to powdery mildew. They may be hard pruned if necessary.

Pronunciation: Lar-ger-stro-mee-ah

Origin

Exotic

Garden type

Cottage, Mediterranean, Tropical

Size

H: 300 to 500cm W: 200 to 400cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

summer

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Pink

White

Red

Violet

Purple

Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance

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