Near East Crape Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica 'Near East'

Near East is adorned with clusters of shell-pink blossoms from July till October; they fade to white at the center. Its leaves turn yellow-orange in fall. Not as cold hardy as most crape myrtles.

Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Large Shrub or Small Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 20'
Spread 10' - 20'
Shape Upright &  Spreading
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Yellow to Orange
Flowering Season Summer to Autumn
Flower Color Shell Pink
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 6 - 9