crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Native: China.

Tree Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant.
  • Shape: Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Oval, Bronze or Dark Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored
  • Height: 25 feet.
  • Width: 25 feet.
  • Flowers: Showy. Lavender, Pink, Red, Rose or White. 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

Source:

SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia indica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 27, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-indica >

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