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Crape Myrtle, pink flowers

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia, can be a small miniature compact shrub or a huge towering tree.

The variety "Pocomoke" has deep rose-pink flowers and only grows to about 3 feet high, where other varieties can get up to 30 feet tall. There are many in-between sizes with flower colors ranging from white, lavender, red and purple to many shades of pink.

Crape Myrtle is widely planted in the desert Southwest and does well here. The plant has moderate water requirements and should be planted in full sun.

Hardy, deciduous plant, that can survive below zero temps.

To keep your crape myrtle flowering at it's best, it must receive uninterrupted sunlight. Too much water and over fertilization can promote vegatative growth and fewer flowers.

Crape Myrtle is absolutely a beautiful flowering addition to any landscape or garden.

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