Lagerstroemia indica 'Piroska' /Piroska Crape Myrtle
Crape myrtles bloom at a very early age as seen in this nursery grown specimen
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Lagerstroemia indica 'Piroska'
Piroska Crape Myrtle
Determine Your Zone
5 - 10 feet
Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
This variety selected in Texas produces a mass of red flowers in summer. The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.
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