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.

Planting your Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Planting your Lagerstroemia indica 'Yuma' (Light Pink)

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.

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.

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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