Lilac Of India (Lagerstroemia), Adapted To The Pollution Of The Cities

Lilac of India (Lagerstroemia)

The Indian Lilac is a vigorous shrub that can look like a small tree, which comes from the temperate and tropical regions of Asia and Australia. Its dark green, opposite and oblong leaves take on beautiful red-bronze colors. 'autumn. They are deciduous or persistent depending on the species. The bark is a little mottled and desquamate. Long bunches of brightly colored panicles form in summer with crumpled petals.

We easily cross the Lagerstroemia in town because it supports very very well the pollution and it has another asset that is not to be hindered by the spray of the seashore. Moreover, its rusticity is quite good.

  • Family: Lythracées
  • Type: perennial shrub
  • Origin: Asia and Australia
  • Color: pink, red, purple, white flower
  • Sowing: yes
  • Cutting: yes
  • Planting: spring
  • Flowering: June to October
  • Height: up to 5 m

Soil and ideal exposure to plant a Lagerstroemia in the garden

The Indian lilac needs a rich, non-calcareous, deep, humiferous soil, which does not dry much in summer despite the necessary exposure in full sun.

Date of sowing, planting and cuttings of Indian lilac

Seeding is done in the spring between 10 and 13° C. Herbaceous cuttings are practiced either in spring or in summer.

Planting is done in the spring.

Advice of care and culture of the Lilac of the Indies

Weekly watering will be welcome. In February or March, you can prune rebellious or badly placed branches to maintain a nice harbor. Be aware that a severe waist can be practiced to rejuvenate the subject.

In very cold areas, it may be necessary to wrap the shrub in a wintering veil.

Diseases, pests and parasites of Lagerstroemia

Whiteflies, mealybugs and red spiders are to be feared if you return the Indian lilac in the greenhouse.

Location and favorable association of the Lilac of the Indies

The Lagerstroemia is planted in isolation or in a shrub bush, a flowering hedge against a wall facing south, for example. Grow less hardy species in tanks to return to the greenhouse during the winter.

There are more than 50 species but only hybrids Lagerstroemia Indica (deciduous foliage) are rustic, including Lagerstroemia Indica 'Nivea' with white flowers, Lagerstroemia Indica 'Coccinea' with blood red flowers, Lagerstroemia Indica 'Chinese earth' with dark purple flowers, Lagerstroemia Indica 'Miami' with dark pink flowers.

The Lagerstroemia speciosa have persistent foliage but should not be placed below 0° C.

The Lagerstroemia fauriei deciduous foliage with white flowers and resistance to -5° C.

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