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Lagerstroemia indica 'Griffin' /Griffin Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Griffin'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Griffin'
A specimen tree in early summer before flowering
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A specimen tree in early summer before flowering

Close-up image of flowers from this very fine old cultivar

A canopy in full bloom

A specimen in full bloom

Close-up of pink flower

Several flower heads in bloom in late June

Low, umbrella form of mature tree

Hot pink flowers of Griffin variety

Smooth, multi-colored trunks in June

In flower in summer

Same plants as in previous image in winter

Trees in flower in late June

Landscape specimens

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Griffin'
Common Name: Griffin Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part 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: This broad spreading, low growing, pink crape myrtle has an almost unique growing habit in that its crown is umbrella shaped. It is susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot, and crape myrtle aphids.