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The crepe myrtle is a tall shrub to small deciduous tree, well suited to the average garden. They provide summer shade, are long flowering, have good leaf colour in autumn, and have beautiful mottled bark. They are adaptable to most soils. They develop a nice umbrella shape when left to grow naturally, or they can be pruned to any size. If heavily pruned, the trunk develops interesting gnarled shapes.
Crepe myrtles are best suited to warm dry climates, but will grow in most areas.
Older varieties are prone to mildew. Newer varieties have been bred to be mildew resistant.
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Flower colour: pink, white, mauve
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.