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Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 27110



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Species: Lagerstroemia indica
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Deciduous
  • Tree
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
  • November
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Elliptic
  • Opposite
  • Ovate
  • Whorled
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Suitable For edit
  • Centre Piece
  • Hedging/Screening
  • Architectural
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Low Maintenance Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Loamy / Medium
  • Sandy / Light
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Lilac
  • Purple
  • Lavender
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Stem Cutting
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • They bloom on new growth, if you must trim do it in the fall or late winter before new growth begins edit | delete
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Frank (2674)
toni (30041)
PepperDude (323)
FlowerFreak22 (9625)
glendann (290)
tonya (47)
Mrs. Galeassi (25)


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toni (30041) wrote on May 28 2008
Crape Myrtle flower buds are not poisonous, in case your child should decide to snack on them. This according to the Poison Control operator I called in a panic several years ago.

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tonya (47) wrote on Jun 17 2010
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a favorite in virginia is "Catawba" it can be grown as a speciman plant or allowed to grow larger, lovely dark lavender blooms from june until september

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Mrs. Galeassi (25) wrote on May 09 2012
I have one like that but he's a baby. aprox 2 years.... Hasn't flowered yet this year.. But 2 little ones popped up beside him. So pretty!

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