Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été - Indiya Charms Series Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été (Summer Fuchsia) is a deciduous early flowering intensely pink crape myrtle from the new Indiya Charms collection. It’s been specially bred to suit a Northern European climate. Crape Myrtle gets its common name from the crinkled petals that resemble crape paper. Fuchsia d’été’s pretty pink flowers start appearing in June, about a month before traditional crepe myrtles bloom. The bright flowers hang in medium-sized panicles packed with individual flowerheads that pollinators love.
Lagerstroemia Indian Charms Summer Fuchsia is a bushy, upright shrub with long dark shiny green leaves. Young foliage is red and its autumnal leaves turn orange before falling with frosts to reveal textured orangey-grey bark.
Height and Spread of Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été Lagerstroemia Fuchsia d’été is a compact, middle-sized shrub that will reach between 2-4 metres in height and spread to 2.5 metres over 10-20 years. It can be kept smaller with an annual prune.
How Hardy Is Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été Lagerstroemia Summer Fuchsia needs plenty of sunshine to produce flowers but it’s hardy down to -15 once established. Young plants under 3-4 years old should be given frost protection if harsh conditions are forecast.
How To Use Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’ete brings lots of intense pink summer colour and attracts plenty of pollinators. In autumn the foliage turns a cheerful orange. Winter interest is brought by its textured orangey-grey bark. Plant yours at the back of a mixed border for height and colour or as a striking specimen tree in the lawn. Lagerstroemia Fuchsia d’été transforms a sunny front garden and will grow in large well-watered containers on a bare patio too. Team it with other colours from the new Indiya Charms range including pinky-red, violet, and white versions for a colourful summer statement.
How To Care For Lagerstroemia Indiya Charms Fuchsia d’été The Indiya Charms series is bred for our European climate but they still flower best in full sun, preferably against a warm wall or fence. Fertile, well-drained soil of any pH is suitable for crape myrtles and there’s no need to prune unless you want to restrict its size. Cut out broken or crossed branches in late winter or early spring and remove 1/3rd of branch length if size is a consideration. Mulch Lagerstroemia Summer Fuchsia well in spring, water well, and protect from frost until it’s established.