Lagerstroemia indica ‘Sioux’
Plant name: Crepe myrtle (pink)
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Description: A small deciduous V-shaped tree that produces a large and lengthy array of pink flower coverage over summer and autumn. Foliage is a luscious green fading into yellows and oranges through autumn. This tree has a feature bark that has a peeled look to it. A perfect feature tree as a result of these beautiful displays of colour.
Origin: South China, Korea, India.
Cultural notes: Prefers full sun to part shade. Keep moist until established. Prune back in winter for more vigorous growth.
Tolerates: Tolerant of sandy and salty conditions making it ideal for coastal areas. Resistant to mildew. Can tolerate drought and frost once established.
Flowering type and season: Flowering beautiful pink frilly flowers that sit in big clusters around the canopy. Flowers summer and autumn.
Foliage type and colour: Foliage is deep green, turning yellow and orange tones through autumn before falling.
Soil type: Prefers humus-rich soil that is well-draining though can tolerate most soil types, pH soil preferred.
Width: Up to 5m
Height: Up to 6m
Recommended uses: A great feature tree for a small to large garden. Works well for streetscapes or avenues. A good shade maker. These trees grow well in containers, so can be used in areas with restricted soil availability.