Q. Please tell me more about Crepe Myrtle?


Lagerstoemia, or commonly called crepe myrtle, blooms in many colors, such as white, lavender tones, deep pinks to crimson reds. Crape myrtle is an upright deciduous tree or large shrub. Dark green leaves emerge bronze. Flowers appear from summer to autumn. The natural peeling gray-and-brown bark is normal and an attractive trait.

Noteworthy Characteristics: Hybrids of L. indica and L. fauriei vary greatly in size, habit, hardiness, and resistance to powdery mildew.

Crepe Myrtle Care: Thrives in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Grow against a warm, sunny wall where marginally hardy or overwinter in a greenhouse. Can be hard pruned if renovation is required, but not necessary.

Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: Dieback, powdery mildew, aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and whiteflies.


Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Light: Full Sun Only

Moisture: Dry to Medium

Maintenance: Low

More: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/lagerstroemia-indica/


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  • Last Updated Aug 07, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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