Lagerstroemia indica, otherwise known as crepe myrtle could be considered something out of the ordinary, and yet it is a magnificent shrub or small tree that has the Award of Garden Merit, and with good reason. In July and August it is smothered in crinkled, crepey-looking flowers (hence the common name) about 2cm (⅘in) wide individually, held in large groups (panicles). At a distance the effect is a cloud of pink, and close up the ruffled petals are extremely pretty.
But it isn’t only the flowers that make this plant special. It has an open, multi-stemmed habit with beautiful, peeling bark, extending the season of interest and making it even more worthy as a garden plant. Also, its small dark green leaves change to yellow and orange in autumn.
We have two sizes of this beautiful flowering shrub/tree