Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
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Where to plant
Let’s now see where to plant Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica). What types of gardens and where this plant is normally grown.
It tolerates being planted in different orientations. But if possible, plant crape myrtle in a south facing or west facing garden.
It has numerous uses in gardening and landscaping. Lagerstroemia indica can work very well in gardens of different styles:
- City & Courtyard Gardens – usually small gardens, these gardens need smart designs to work well as they have to allow areas to relax, play and entertain;
- Coastal gardens – are gardens along the coast, typically very exposed to sun and wind;
- Mediterranean Gardens – can be formal or informal, and are inspired by the vegetation and materials of the hot, dry climates of the Mediterranean region;
- Patios, balconies and containers – gardens confined to the space next to buildings where the cultivation is done in pots and containers;
crape myrtle is normally used in wall-side borders – that create a very specific microclimate;.