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Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Lagerstroemia indica
Principal Common Name Crape Myrtle
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description The deciduous crape myrtle is among the longest blooming trees in existence with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. Crapes come in heights as short as 18 in (46 cm) and as tall as 40 ft (12 m). Leaves are alternate and smooth, but leaf size depends on variety. Flowers are borne in summer in big showy clusters and come in white and many shades of pink, purple, lavender and red. The fruits that follow are brown or black.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 6 - 15 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Dark Green edged with thin yellow line
Leaf Texture
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy : Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium
Outstanding Features Bark : Color

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