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Lagerstroemia indica Houston

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lagerstroemia indica Houston Crepe Myrtle Pink Crepe Myrtle,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Houston is a dwarf form of Lagerstroemia that has pinkish red crepe flowers that appear in summer. Grows to 1m x 1m, with a dense habit making it a great feature bedding plant looking great when mass planted. Offers all round interest with autumn tones and a feature toned branches exposed in winter. A very hardy landscaping plant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lythraceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green, Orange, Red
Flower Colour: Pink, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High