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Lagerstroemia indica - Pink Flowering Cape Myrtle


Lagerstroemia indica - Pink Flowering Cape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica - Pink Flowering Cape Myrtle)

A close up of the flowers on the pink crape myrtle. Photo taken July 8, 2013 at Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego, CA.



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I love this tree Delonix. I bought a Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite' (red) last year and it survived our winter and it looks very healthy but no flowers. Apparently we had a mild winter.

11 Jul, 2013

 

The white, pink and red are very commonly grown here. It's an extremely hardy tree. It's not very tender like the tropical Lagerstroemia speciosa - Queen's Crape Myrtle, which isn't very common here in San Diego.

11 Jul, 2013

 

Glad to know that they are hardy. Maybe I will see the flowers one day.

11 Jul, 2013

 

They need quite a bit of heat for flowers.

11 Jul, 2013

 

That might be a problem. Being on the ocean its never warm enough.

12 Jul, 2013

 

Most likely with very little heat it won't bloom so well.

12 Jul, 2013

 

Ours has never flowered, perhaps this year we might get some? it is only small had to cut it right back, because it did not look very healthy!!

22 Jul, 2013

 

Crape Myrtles like a lot of heat to bloom well. I've read about the big heat wave hitting the UK. Most likely you'll get some flowers this year...as they bloom very young.

The hundreds of Crape Myrtles at Liberty Station are pretty old trees...they bloom very heavily.

23 Jul, 2013

 

Fingers crossed then?

23 Jul, 2013

 

Yes, I'll cross my fingers, also. :>)

23 Jul, 2013

 

:~)

24 Jul, 2013

 

I've gotten them to bloom in Michigan, there are a few varieties that will survive as perennials here but they don't wake up until July sometimes. They do need a lot of heat and sun and in cooler areas it helps to keep them in the garage during winter. It helps to cut them back in late winter too, they flower on current season's growth.

13 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, it a heat-loving tree. They are very widely grown throughout most of California.

14 Sep, 2013



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