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Lagerstroemia indica With Love Babe ('Milaperl') (PBR) (With Love Series)

crepe myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica With Love Babe ('Milaperl') (PBR) (With Love Series)

crepe myrtle

  • available to order from spring
  • 2 litre pot
  • £24.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    This compact new form is said to withstand short periods as low as -18C in freely draning soil, which makes it ideal for the British climate. It produces its small crepe paper-like blooms in great abundance over several months, so really puts on a good show, and it does really well in pots.

  • Garden care: Plant it in a sunny, sheltered spot (ideally with the protection of a south-facing wall) and if necessary prune in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in autumn. In colder regions, keep it in a pot and move it to a sheltered spot when the temperatures start to dip.