Lagerstroemia indica - Tuscaroa - Crepe Myrtle
Landscape value: Possibly the best of the dark fuchsia-pink flowering cultivars in the Indian Summer® range. The flowers and highly ornamental bark make this tough small tree a useful specimen or screening tree. Can also be used as a street tree.
Height: 6 metre(s)
Width: 4 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Broad spreading with multi-stemmed, stiff, upright branching.
Foliage: Lustrous dark green, turning reddish-orange in autumn. Young leaves tinged red.
Flowers: Dark, fuchsia-pink flowers with yellow stamens in large panicles from late summer to early autumn.
Fruit: Insignificant capsule.
Bark: Exfoliating bark (after about three years) reveals a light brown underbark.
Tolerances: Adaptable to a range of conditions, heat and some dryness but requires adequate moisture during establishment. Bred for resistance to powdery mildew.
Comments: Best in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soils in a position receiving full sun. Transplants easily provided adequate moisture levels are maintained. Bare rooted Indian Summer® Lagerstroemia should be pruned back by 30% when planted – this will help promote spring growth by allowing the plant to first establish a strong root system.
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