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CRAPE MYRTLE Mix, Lagerstroemia indica Tree Seeds - BLOOMS LAST 120 DAYS - Perfect As Shrub Or Small Tree - Zones 6 - 9

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Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle) is a species in the genus Lagerstroemia in the family Lythraceae.
From China, Korea and Japan, Lagerstroemia indica is an often multistemmed, deciduous tree with a wide spreading, flat topped, open habit when mature.
The bark is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkinsh-gray and mottled, shedding each year. Leaves are small and dark green changing to yellow and orange in autumn.



Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica, Seeds (Mixed Colors)

Showy Flowering Shrub/Tree, Exfoliating bark, Fall Color, Bonsai, Drought Tolerant

 

Crape Myrtle is a deciduous, upright, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. Features dark green foliage turning dull reddish-orange in fall, grayish-brown bark which exfoliates with age and terminal. Beautiful, inflorescence white, pink, red, or lavender flowers that bloom on 6 to 12 inch long panicles in mid-June and last up to 120 days. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter.

 

From the showy flowers to the superb bark and foliage, the Crape Myrtle is a favorite landscape plant throughout the South. Crape Myrtles are found as far north as Baltimore, Maryland, but they are better suited for warmer regions of the country. In the North winter injury is a problem and plants will grow much smaller. It must have full sun or powdery mildew will become a problem.

 

Crape myrtles are a valuable landscape plant that can be used as a shrub or small tree, ranging in size from 18 inches to over 25 feet. As an asset to almost any landscape, the Crape myrtle is a very beautiful specimen shrub or tree, often used in groups under planted with a ground cover. The dark green foliage contrasts the gray to tan shades of the handsome bark. Crape Myrtle can be used as hedges, screens, or in masses. Planted in this manner, Crape Myrtle offers a grand display of color throughout the summer months.


Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Zone: 6 to 9
Growth Rate: Fast to Medium
Plant Type: Deciduous flowering shrub or small tree
Family: Lythraceae
Native Range: China and Korea
Height: 10 to 30 feet
Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Bloom Time: 120 days, June - September   
Bloom Color: white, pink, red, or lavender
Flower/Fruit: Very showy 6 to 12 inch long clustered blooms (panicles). The fruits that follow are brown or black. When mature they dry and split releasing disk shaped seeds.
Fall Color: Showy orange; red; yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
Site Requirements: Full Sun, well drained soil; protect from drying winds.
General Culture: Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Susceptibility to winter injury. Plant in a protected location and apply a good winter mulch. Growing crape myrtles in extreme cold areas can be tricky because the above ground branches often die to the ground in winter, particularly when temperatures dip below -5 degrees F. Above ground branches are considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zone 7, whereas roots are usually but not always hardy to USDA Zone 5. Colder areas can grow these plants as woody shrubs by pruning them back to live wood in spring at the time new foliage begins to appear (in somewhat the same manner as with shrub roses). With protection, top growth will survive some winters, but will still suffer significant injury or die to the ground in harsh winters.
Uses: Good as a specimen shrub or in groups. Quite effective as a tall screen or informal hedge. Excellent container plants or Bonsai.






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