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Lagerstroemia 'Petite Red'

Lagerstroemia indica, crepe myrtle, crape myrtle 'Petite Red', hardy, with lush, red flowers

Lagerstroemia 'Petite Red'


Article number: 2201382


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Product information "Lagerstroemia 'Petite Red'"

Much can be derived from the Latin name Lagerstroemia indica 'Petite Red', but let’s take one thing after the other. The colour of the flowers is naturally red, more precisely blood red. The small flowers stand together in terminal clumps; the bloom is extremely lush. The petals are slightly wavy and they actually look a bit as if they were made of thin paper. The flowers appear from the middle to the end of summer, from July to September, and they are the perfect start and end of the summer. Of course, a plant with the name 'Petite Red' also remains small – although small, of course, must always be seen in proportion: small is in this case 2 m, in contrast to the 6 metres of other varieties; this is really small and it will take about 10 years to be reached. At a height of 2 m, the width is about 1.5 m and the growth and branching are very dense.
Hardy down to -15°C
Now for the other attributes, which the Latin name Lagerstroemia indica 'Petite Red' reveals. "Indica" clearly indicates the tropical, Asian origin. Originally, these plants come from the tropical to subtropical areas of Asia and Australia, the northernmost natural range is in Japan. But despite the exotic origin, this plant is not at all oversensitive. 'Petite Red' can withstand temperatures down to -15°C without any problems, allowing this plant to also be planted out in the garden. In extremely cold locations winter protection or planting in a pot (with winter protection during the winter) is recommended. Young plants should also be protected by isolating the soil around the plant with leaves or other material during the winter.
Location and requirements of Lagerstroemia 'Petite Red'
To thrive well Lagerstroemia 'Petite Red' needs a location in full sun (sun from morning to evening) and as a tropical plant, a good water supply is desired, however the soil may not be subject to  waterlogging. Likewise, a protected location should be chosen, for example on a wall, so the plant can quickly warm up.
Pruning – a radical cut is desired
In order to guarantee good flowering, the shoots should be cut back every year in March/April to 3-5 eyes. This keeps the plant very compact.
Short description of Lagerstroemia indica 'Petite Red'

Growth: Upright, bushy
Final size: 2 m high and 1.5 m wide
Flowers: Red, July to September
Leaves: Green
Use: As a solitary plant, in small groups, containers
  • Flowering Period July, August, September
  • Final height 160cm to 180cm
  • Final width 140cm to 160cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Autumn Colouration shades of red and yellow
  • Use for containers, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour red
  • Leaf Colour green

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