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Lagerstroemia indica

Lagerstroemia indica

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Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

9m

Max

8.5m

5m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lagerstroemia indica Overview

It will produce large and profuse flowers in clusters which appear in the summer and early autumn; they are very long-lasting. It will grow to the size of a small tree, with a silvery-brown trunk and tiny deep green leaves. The new leaf growth has a reddish tint, and it will produce beautiful summer blooms with pink, red, lavender or white flowers. The tree is very attractive in the winter, with its peeling reddish brown bark. You will need to prune back hard if it is desired to keep as shrub-like form. Dwarf cultivars are available and will grow to a height of about 2m.

Common problems with Lagerstroemia indica

How to propagate Lagerstroemia indica

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Lagerstroemia indica

Hedge plant

Other uses of Lagerstroemia indica

Specimen, hedging, border, foliage. Autumn leaves are red,orange,yellow.

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