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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

SKU 3833


AED 893


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2.5 - 3.0

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Default Plastic Pot


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Plant Care


During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.


During summer season keep the plants in shaded area and during winter season plants can withstand direct/indirect light.


During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.


Apply liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer once in 15 days. Always fertilizer the plants during the morning hours when the temperature is low. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Outdoor Plant Food / Flower Booster.

Plant Bio
Lagerstroemia Indica, This member of the Lythraceae is better known as crape myrtle or crepe myrtle. This deciduous shrub or tree growing 2-8m tall displays a rounded shape and a winding trunk with a creamily coloured bark. With its pink blossoms this slowly growing tree is of high ornamental value, attractive throughout the year. In spring it offers marvellous sprouts, in summer a spectacular blossoming, in autumn an intensely colourful foliage and in winter it highlights its bark. Frequently found in gardens and parks, it is also used along streets and avenues, but its effect is most spectacular in smaller gardens. It is recommended to keep it as a single speciemen in a garden or potted, always with as much sunlight as possible. It loves the heat, though it tolerates periods of cold as long as they do not last for too long. It requires a well-drained terrain, fresh and humid, never drenched or alkalic.

Lagerstroemia indica, the crape myrtle is a species of flowering plant in the genus Lagerstroemia of the family Lythraceae. It is native to the Indian Subcontinent, and also to Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan. The genus name honors Swedish botanist Magnus von Lagerstroem.

FOLIAGE: Foliage is bronze-green changing to reds and oranges in Autumn.

FLOWERS and FRUIT: An abundance of frilly dark pink flowers during Summer and Autumn.

BARK: Attractive mottled bark on the mature trunk.


DESCRIPTION: The prolific flowers of the Tuscarora Crepe Myrtle and highly ornamental bark make this tough small tree a stunning specimen for any size garden.

LANDSCAPE USES: A stunning feature tree in any size garden due to its relatively small size. Is often used in street plantings & as a specimen tree in parks & gardens. Mass planting creates a stunning avenue or driveway feature.

TOLERANCES: This variety is mildew resistant. Prefers well-drained rich soil in a sunny position. Pruning is recommended to develop strong growth.

TREE CARE: Plant in a well-drained and well-worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.











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