Native: China (Subspecies of crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica))
- Drought tolerant.
- Shape: Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase
- Foliage: Deciduous, Oval, Dark Green, Red- Orange in Fall
- Height: 20 feet.
- Width: 15 feet.
- Flowers: Showy. Ruffled and Red. Flowers in Summer
- Fruit: Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
- Bark: Striking, Light Green, Pink or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.
- Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Dry Fruit
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 7 - 10, 12 - 14 and 18 – 21, H1, H2; USDA Hardiness 7 - 9.
- Exposure: Full Sun.
Pests & Disease Information
- Resistant: Texas Root Rot.
- Susceptible: Aphids, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Medium.
- Root Damage Potential: Low.
- Health Hazard: None Known
- Biogenic Emissions: Low.
- Attracts: Birds
SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia indica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 27, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-indica >
The Editors of Sunset (2012) The New Sunset Western Garden Book New York, New York: Sunset Books Inc