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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Delta Blush'

Image of Lagerstroemia indica 'Delta Blush'

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Delta Blush'

Plant Common Name

Crapemyrtle, Delta Blush Crapemyrtle

General Description

Descended from a species of crapemyrtle native to China and Korea, ‘Delta Blush’ is a dwarf deciduous shrub with green leaves and pinkish blossoms. The flowers are gathered into loose showy clusters on branch tips. Bloom can begin as early as mid to late spring, is profuse in early summer and, if the first clusters are removed when spent, may continue more lightly until frost.In fall, the leaves change from green to an array of yellows and oranges.

Like other crapemyrtles, ‘Delta Blush’ tolerates heat, drought, and any well-drained soil that is not highly alkaline. Adequate moisture, especially as plants begin to flower, ensures the best growth and bloom. Perfect if planted en masse in foundation beds or in the foreground in mixed borders or rock gardens, 'Delta Blush' is a heavy-blooming shrub that should definitely be added to all warm-climate gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    China, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Orange

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No