May 24, 2024

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What we want: A small tree that fills with flowers in the fall and adds color to the garden

What we want: A small tree that fills with flowers in the fall and adds color to the garden

If you want to fill your garden and home with shades not associated with autumn, small tree Perfect for this. This shrub has wonderful flowering and a unique appearance: when its leaves and flowers fall, it does not lose its attractiveness, so it will decorate your home all year round. We are talking about Lagerstromia indica, which blooms in mid-summer and turns pink in early autumn.

The Jupiter tree blooms in January.

Jupiter tree, commonly known as espumilla, jupiter, Indian lilac, southern lilac, crape, among other names, is a species of Lagerstromia in the Lythraceae family. It is native to China, Japan, Himalayas and India. Over time, its cultivation spread almost all over the world. This is small tree Can measure about 5 meters in diameter, with a broad and flat crown, It is a deciduous shrub, meaning that its leaves fall off when mature. The smooth, coffee-brown bark sheds annually. Its leaves are green, but in the spring they acquire a copper tone and in the fall yellow and orange nuances. In turn, the flowers are bell-shaped with 6 petals with white, pink or mauve curled edges. There are also varieties with purple or red flowers.