Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia
Type of Plant: Tree and shrub
Description: Fast growing upright or spreading large shrub or tree that generates long term blooms ranging in a variety of beautiful colors:
Natchez-white, Muskogee-lavender, Tuscarora-light red or pink, Pink Velour-bright pink & Catawba-violet.
Dormant in winter, loses all its leaves and blooms.
Height: 18”-100’ depending on variety
Width: 1′ +
Blooming: Flowers begin in summer and last anywhere from 60-120 days!
Fruit: “Flower heads” follow after blooming.
Climate Requirements: Heat tolerant, cold tolerant and drought tolerant
Care Requirements: Prefers good sunlight and moist, well drained soil at start.
Special Needs: None
Special Uses/Attributes: Outstanding choice in any landscape because of its
long term beautiful blooms!
Florida Native: No
FYI: Once blooming cycle is complete, trim off the “flower heads/fruit pods” and this will promote new blooms!