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Species: Lagerstroemia indica

Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Found on Course Walks

Zone 6 & 7 Plants

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

Many cultivars and varieties of this species are available however most are not cold hardy above zones 7/8. Below are the two most cold hardy varieties to date. For a nearly exhaustive list of varieties available in the U.S. go here: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Research/Herbarium/Lagerstroemia/

'Pink Velour', 'Sarah's Favorite'

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet, Shrub > 8 feet, Shrub 4 to 8 feet

12-20'

Deciduous

vase, often multistemmed

Bark can be spectacular on older specimen.

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

7a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

choose cultivars that are powdery mildew and Cerospora resistant

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

Native to China and Korea

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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