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Crepe Myrtle – Lagerstroemia indica

(250 seeds)

$4.15

Magnificent flowers and beautiful bark make this plant a year round winner.

Crape (or Crepe) Myrtle makes an excellent bonsai due to its exquisite branch ramification and the contrast of red upon silver of the peeling bark. It is best grown in formal upright or cascade bonsai styles. The seeds produce a mixture of colours, and the flowers will be white, pink, mauve or purple.  
 

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Crape (or Crepe) Myrtle makes an excellent bonsai due to its exquisite branch ramification and the contrast of red upon silver of the peeling bark. It is best grown in formal upright or cascade bonsai styles. The seeds produce a mixture of colours, and the flowers will be white, pink, mauve or purple.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Cascade, Semi-cascade, Informal Upright

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Crepe myrtles are among the world’s best flowering trees. They are native to eastern Asia and are hardy in most parts of Australia. They are a beautiful addition to any garden and are particularly stunning in summer when covered in beautiful flowers.

Propagation

A deciduous, vase-shaped tree about 6-8m tall. It is often severely pruned and grown as a shrub 3-4m tall. Trusses of white, pink, mauve or purple blooms appear in late summer. The petals are ruffled, with a crepe-like texture. In autumn the mid-green leaves turn yellow, orange or red (depending on the variety) before falling. Unpruned crepe myrtles develop beautifully coloured, smooth, mottled trunks.

Common Name:Crepe Myrtle
Scientific Name:Lagerstroemia indica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 250
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Mixed
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Informal Upright
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Crepe myrtles are among the world’s best flowering trees. They are native to eastern Asia and are hardy in most parts of Australia. They are a beautiful addition to any garden and are particularly stunning in summer when covered in beautiful flowers.

Propagation

A deciduous, vase-shaped tree about 6-8m tall. It is often severely pruned and grown as a shrub 3-4m tall. Trusses of white, pink, mauve or purple blooms appear in late summer. The petals are ruffled, with a crepe-like texture. In autumn the mid-green leaves turn yellow, orange or red (depending on the variety) before falling. Unpruned crepe myrtles develop beautifully coloured, smooth, mottled trunks.

Product Details
Common Name:Crepe Myrtle
Scientific Name:Lagerstroemia indica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 250
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Mixed
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Informal Upright
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care Plants

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