Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

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Description

Lagerstroemia Indica 'Yuma,' commonly known as Crepe Myrtle, is a delightful summer-flowering shrub that adds a touch of elegance to any garden. Adorned with delicate, cool-toned pale pink paper-like blooms and featuring small oval-shaped leaves, this deciduous beauty provides a stunning floral display during the warm months. As winter approaches, it sheds its leaves, allowing the garden to bask in plenty of warming sunshine. With a slow growth rate, smooth grey bark, and an upright habit, 'Yuma' is not only visually captivating but also practical. It's also notably resistant to powdery mildew.

Common Name: Crepe Myrtle 'Yuma'

Flower Colour: Light Pink

Mature Height (meters): Up to 4m

Mature Width (meters): Up to 3m

Spacing: Plant with sufficient space for optimal growth.

Foliage: Small oval-shaped leaves, deciduous during winter.

Flowering Period: Summer to autumn, producing delicate pale pink blooms.

Form/Habit: Upright habit with smooth grey bark.

Uses: Ideal for light screening, topiary, hedge planting, and large containers. Crepe Myrtles not only create a dazzling flowering display but also provide beautiful shade in the garden during the summer and autumn seasons.

Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous, shedding leaves in winter.

Tolerates: Drought-tolerant and resistant to powdery mildew.

Drought Hardy: Yes

Sun: Thrives in full sun locations.

Maintenance: Low

Water Requirement: Regular watering during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established. Continue watering during dry periods until the plant develops a trunk.

Description

Lagerstroemia Indica 'Yuma,' commonly known as Crepe Myrtle, is a delightful summer-flowering shrub that adds a touch of elegance to any garden. Adorned with delicate, cool-toned pale pink paper-like blooms and featuring small oval-shaped leaves, this deciduous beauty provides a stunning floral display during the warm months. As winter approaches, it sheds its leaves, allowing the garden to bask in plenty of warming sunshine. With a slow growth rate, smooth grey bark, and an upright habit, 'Yuma' is not only visually captivating but also practical. It's also notably resistant to powdery mildew.

Common Name: Crepe Myrtle 'Yuma'

Flower Colour: Light Pink

Mature Height (meters): Up to 4m

Mature Width (meters): Up to 3m

Spacing: Plant with sufficient space for optimal growth.

Foliage: Small oval-shaped leaves, deciduous during winter.

Flowering Period: Summer to autumn, producing delicate pale pink blooms.

Form/Habit: Upright habit with smooth grey bark.

Uses: Ideal for light screening, topiary, hedge planting, and large containers. Crepe Myrtles not only create a dazzling flowering display but also provide beautiful shade in the garden during the summer and autumn seasons.

Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous, shedding leaves in winter.

Tolerates: Drought-tolerant and resistant to powdery mildew.

Drought Hardy: Yes

Sun: Thrives in full sun locations.

Maintenance: Low

Water Requirement: Regular watering during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established. Continue watering during dry periods until the plant develops a trunk.

Additional Information You Should Know About Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

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Height Guide For Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

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Why Choose Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink) For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink) In Different Soil Types

Ideal Drainage: Crepe Myrtles require well-draining soil to prevent root rot and foster robust growth.

Soil Preferences:

Sandy Soils:

  • Lagerstroemia thrives in sandy soils due to their excellent drainage.
  • Enrich these soils with organic matter to improve moisture retention and provide necessary nutrients.
  • Consider adding a slow-release fertilizer to enhance nutrient availability, which supports vibrant blooms and lush foliage.

Clay Soils:

  • While clay soils are more challenging due to their density, Lagerstroemia can adapt if the soil is properly amended.
  • Mix in organic material and sand to improve drainage.
  • Creating raised beds or ensuring the planting area is well-drained can mitigate the risks of waterlogging.

Loamy Soils:

  • Loamy soils are ideal for Lagerstroemia, offering a balance of nutrients and drainage.
  • Incorporate compost to enhance soil fertility and structure.
  • Maintain mulching to help retain moisture during hot spells, which is critical for blooming and overall health.

Acidic or Alkaline Soils:

  • Lagerstroemia is adaptable to a range of soil pH but prefers slightly acidic conditions.
  • For highly acidic or alkaline soils, adjust pH by adding lime (to reduce acidity) or sulfur (to increase acidity) to achieve optimal growing conditions.

General Care Tips:

  • Crepe Myrtles are celebrated for their spectacular summer blooms and attractive, exfoliating bark.
  • They require full sun and benefit from regular pruning to promote a strong, beautiful structure and increase bloom quantity.
  • Watering should be consistent during the growing season, but reduced in the winter to match the plant's dormant state.

By understanding and managing these soil conditions, you can ensure your Lagerstroemia not only survives but thrives, becoming a stunning feature in your garden or landscape.

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Planting Your Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink): Ensuring A Strong Start

How to Plant 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle:

  1. Select an Ideal Location: Choose a well-draining soil site with full sun exposure.
  2. Mulch After Planting: Mulch around the plant after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures while the young plant establishes.
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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink) to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

Caring for 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle:

  • Watering: Water regularly during the initial establishment phase and during dry spells until the plant develops a trunk.
  • Pruning: Prune in autumn following leaf drop to encourage prolific summer flowering and a dense growth habit. Alternatively, deadhead after the first flowers to maintain an elegant shape and encourage a second flower flush.
  • Fertilization: Use a slow-release fertilizer twice yearly, particularly suitable for clay soils.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Is 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle suitable for small gardens?
A: Yes, 'Yuma' is a slow-growing variety with a manageable size, making it suitable for small gardens and container planting.

Q: Does 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle require special care during winter?
A: While 'Yuma' is deciduous during winter, it's generally low-maintenance. You can mulch around the base to protect the roots during colder months.

Q: Can I grow 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle as a topiary or hedge?
A: Absolutely, 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle's upright habit makes it an excellent choice for topiary or as part of a hedge.

Q: How often should I fertilize 'Yuma' Crepe Myrtle?
A: Fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer twice a year, preferably in spring and early summer, to support healthy growth and vibrant flowering.

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