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Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle

These small, multi-branched shrubs to small single-trunked trees are known for their ornamental flowers, bark and foliage. The large showy clusters of flowers range from white to pink to red to purple. The upright-arching trunks have gray to brown bark, which peels away to reveal the smooth pale-pink inner bark. Plant against a light-colored wall for the best effect.
Lagerstroemia indica, Crape Myrtle
Long-lasting crinkly, crepelike flowers grace this plant in summer and early fall. Light green summer leaves turn red, orange, or purplish in autumn. Prune hard in spring. At home in the South.

Attributes - Lagerstroemia indica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Scales.

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