Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds
Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds

Japanese Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia faueriei 10 Seeds

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The Japanese Crepe Myrtle is a deciduous, multi-stemmed tree with a vase-shaped form and attractive, cinnamon-colored bark. The bark peels off in strips revealing the light brown or greenish-brown inner bark. It has white flowers that are smaller than those of the more commonly grown crape myrtle (L. indicum) but they are produced in greater abundance. This species is more cold hardy than L. indicum and it is resistant to powdery mildew. Thus, it has been used to create a series of very popular hybrids with the crape myrtle that combine the cold hardiness and mildew resistance of L. fauriei with the larger, more showy and more colorful flowers of L. indicum. These hybrids, the "Indian Tribe" hybrids (including the very popular 'Natchez') are some of the most commonly cultivated crape myrtles. It grows up to 20-30 ft (6-11 m) tall, arching branches, rounded outline. Attractive peeling copper-colored bark, excellent winter feature. Leaves simple, opposite, light green. Flowers white, on 5-10 cm panicles. The fruit is a capsule, green and succulent at first, then ripening to dark brown or black on drying. Full sun, moist well-drained soil. It has a fast growth rate. Grow in sunny site with well-drained soil in a spacious location where the copper-colored trunks will be a feature. It is reported to be moderately salt tolerant and is recommended for zones 6b to 9. It is native to Yakushima Island, Japan.

Growing Instructions

  1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
  2. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  3. Put the seeds on the soil.
  4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  7. Water them regularly so that the soil does not dry out.
  8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.