Crape Myrtle Tree

Crape Myrtle Tree

Crape Myrtle Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Lagerstroemia indica
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Multistemmed; rounded crown; dense branching
Height:   15 to 30'
Weight:   6 to 15
Leaf:   1 to 2.8" opposite to whorled, simple leaf; yellow, orange, red fall color; white flowered trees produce yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Panicle of white, pink, red, purple flowers July to fall on new growth
Comments:    Smooth to exfoliating bark; best to prune off seed pods to promote reblooming
Habit:   Deciduous
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