- Latin Name- Lagerstroemia Hardy Planting Zone- 6-9 Mature Height- 15-25 ft Width- 5-10 ft Sun or Shade- Partial Shade
PINK CREPE MYRTLE - LAGERSTROEMIA
Pink Crepe Myrtle is usually known to grow multiple trunks that grow from one main base, these can twist among each other and create an amazing look.
In the springtime, small leaves will appear and will have a slight bronze to them, and these will turn to a beautiful leafy green color. These trees will then become red or yellow appearance in the fall as winter approaches and the leaves begin to die. In the springtime months, these trees bloom small bronze flowerbeds. These open up and cover the tree in beautiful purple flowers. These flowers are fragrant and easy to see.
The myrtle tree flowers also last a very long time and can continue blooming until the end of the summer. These flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Some birds will even feed upon the flower petals. These flowers come in large clusters. This tree is perfect for those who have limited space to grow trees but want a beautiful yard. This plant is considered a fast growing tree due to the trees usual habit to grow up to five feet per year when in the correct location. This tree is known to be able to withstand wind, cold, and ice better than most other trees are able to handle it. It makes it a beautiful tree for areas that suffer heavy winters. he Pink Crepe Myrtle is a fast growing shrub that reaches a mature height of 10 to 20 feet. It is because of this mature height, that it is considered a shrub and not a tree.
The spread for the Pink Crepe Myrtle is 6 to 8 feet. If planting the shrub to be used as hedges, a spread of 4 to 5 feet is ideal. The Crape Myrtle has a beautiful pink flower that’s blooming time if any is in the summer. The blooming time if any ends in the fall. The flowers are replaced by brown balls that add interest to the shrubs in the winter. The normal hardy zones for the Crepe Myrtle are 2-3. However the shrub is loved from the west to the southern hardy zones. The southern gardeners love the fuss free shrub and the lovely flowers. The western gardeners love the plant because it is not bothered by 100 degree temperatures. This shrub is easily adaptable in any landscape. Climate Zone: 2 to 10 Mature Height: 15 to 25 Feet Mature Width: 5 to 10 Feet Sunlight: Prefers Full Sunlight to Partial Shade Soil Conditions: Prefers clay, sandy soils
Pink Crepe Myrtle Ships As: Bareroot Plant