|Scientific Name||Lagerstroemia indica|
|Principal Common Name||Crape Myrtle|
|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.|
|Height Range||15 - 30 FT|
|Spread Range||6 - 15 FT|
|USDA Zones||7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green edged with thin yellow line|
|Form||Shrub : Small Tree|
|Ease of Growing||Easy : Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Watering Preferences||Drought Tolerant : Medium|
|Outstanding Features||Bark : Color|
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