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Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender'/Hardy Lavender Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender' / Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender'
A beautiful lavender blooming cultivar
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A beautiful lavender blooming cultivar

A cloud of lavender flowers covers the tree in June-July

In close-up view flowers seem to have less intense coloration

Same plants in autumn color

Augumn color in November, 2008

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Hardy Lavender'
Common Name: Hardy Lavender Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: This hardy variety is covered with lavender flowers much of the summer. The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.