Near East Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East'

SKU
5630
Displays large, long lasting clusters of soft pink crepe-like flowers in summer. Handsome foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, orange-red fall color. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower, a rounded dome 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. Cutting grown.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreCrape myrtles have become one of the most common and reliable flowering trees for the American South.
Average Size at Maturity15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis variety is not mildew resistant, but is still a gorgeous high-profile street tree that offers civic beauty without the litter and invasiveness of more commonly used street trees. An equally good shade tree for city yards with a bonus of flowers and fall color. Its size makes it perfect for light shading around decks and patios, to dress up lawn-edge planters, or as a single stunning tree for the front yard. Frame a long driveway with them for a formal statement. Best of all, it is reasonably drought resistant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Key FeatureSummer Flowering

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

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