Online Plant Guide CIE Tours International  
Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Vines Bamboo Grass Corms Ferns Annuals Perennials Rhizomes Bulbs Palms Tubers Gingers

Lagerstroemia indica/Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica / Lagerstroemia indica
Summer flowering
View Image (Full)

Summer flowering

Some varieties, including the Griffin, have excellent autumn color

Some years there is exceptionally beautilful autumn color

The large lavender colored plant is over 20 feet in heigth

2007-2018 © All Rights Reserved. Information and images may not be reused without written consent.
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: The L. indica crape myrtles come in many flower colors, heights, widths, autumn color of foliage and growth habits. They are susceptible to crape myrtle mites, cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew. Prune in late winter and by cutting the spent flower heads, the flowering season can be extended.