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Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East' /Near East Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East'
Among the all time favorite pink flowering crape myrtles
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Among the all time favorite pink flowering crape myrtles

A border of the near east crape myrtles

A close-up image of a floral panicle of this clear pink flowering cultivar

A relatively young near east crape myrtle

Example of a canopy in full bloom

As lawn specimen

A close-up of flowers and flower buds

Likes to have space and bright light

Tree with dwarf yaupon growing at its base

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East'
Common Name: Near East Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: One of the all time favorites with its light pink flowers and weeping growth habit. It has very large flower heads and repeats bloom when these are removed as the last crapes fall from the flower heads. Sometimes three crops of blossoms can be had when frost comes late in the season. Susceptible to the usual disease and insect problems of crape myrtle.