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Lavender Crepe myrtle

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Lavender Crepe myrtle  is part of the Lagerstroemia species of woody trees and, as its name suggests, blooms lush lavender flowers

Lavender Crepe Myrtle can grow in any soil, but they like alkaline soil

A Lavender Crepe Myrtle is a bush or tree with light purple or pink flowers; They are low maintenance and offer a lot of beauty for the trim work. The scientific name for a Crepe Myrtle is Lagerstroemia Indica. Crepe Myrtles can grow in any soil, but they like alkaline soil, which the South has many. They also need a lot of suns, at least 6 hours every day. It blooms between Mid-May and early June and can continue blooming for 90-120 days, depending on conditions. The best time to plant is late fall to early spring. A full-size one can grow 15-25 feet high and 6-15 feet wide.

 As for pruning, you do not want to mistake pruning the tops, as this will cause it not to bloom. The proper way to prune is right before spring in the winter, when the branches don't have leaves. Prune the dead branches and any branches that come in contact with each other. Be careful not to change the shape of the tree, or cut too much off.

Lavender Crepe Myrtle bloom from late spring until early fall

 The best time to buy a Crepe Myrtle is when it's in bloom, but one that isn't too large and overpowering for your yard. The Lavender trees turn orange, yellow, orangish-red, reddish-brown, and dark red in the fall.

 Although they are popular in many places, the South seems to be the most popular. They are a messy tree, but it is the top ornamental tree in the Southern part of the U.S.

 The Muskogee Lavender Crepe Myrtle grows 30 feet high and has a delicate lavender scent, thick leaves, and small lavender-colored flowers. The bark is a rich reddish-brown color.

 There is also an Enduring Summer Reblooming Crepe Myrtle that grows 4-5 feet tall. The flowers grow in clusters amidst small dark green leaves. Although these trees and shrubs are grown in the U.S., they originated in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, and China. 

 The Genus is named after Maginus Von Lagestroem, who is a Swedish Botanist. There are over 60 varieties of Crepe Myrtles. Of the purple and lavender shades, there are the following:

 1. Purely Purple

 2. Purple Velvet Miniature

 3. Dwarf Purple

 4. Purely Purple Black Diamond

 5. Twilight Purple

 6. Purple Purple Magic

 7. Purple Velvet in Deep Black-Violet

 8. Purple Twilight

 9. Dark Purple

 10. Purple Magic

 11. Catawba

 12. Centennial Dwarf Purple

 13. Muskogee

 14. Petite Plum

 15. Purple Cow

 16. Zuni Crepe Myrtle

 17. Infiniti Purple

 18. Queen's Crepe Myrtle

 19. Early Bird Purple

 20. Northern Belle Hardy Magenta

 21. Sweet Macchiato

 22. Powhatan

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