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Lagerstroemia indica Ruffled Red Magic

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lagerstroemia indica Ruffled Red Magic Crepe Myrtle,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs, Trees Irregular Shape, Rounded, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Attractive deciduous semi-dwarf tree, grown for the beautiful crimson crepe myrtle flowers and dark green foliage that turns deep red in Autumn. These can be a multi stem shrub or tree and trained to be a single leader street tree. There are also many dwarf varieties available too. Grows approx. 3.5m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes: Powdery mildew can be a problem, but most newer cultivars are bred to be resistant.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lythraceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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