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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: About 3 weeks
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Crapemyrtle

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Location: Hamilton Square perennial garden Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2013
Planted in 1953.
Location: Jardin botanique de Montréal
Date: 2014-07-06
Slightly over 70 years old!
Location: Aberdeen, NC 
Date: July 31, 2022
Crape myrtle # 79 nn;  LHB page 720, 143-3-1, "After Magnus V. La

Date: 2023-10-12
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Photo by christinereid54
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-02-10
This style of pollarding annually is often referred to as "crape
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-31
Location: Kyle
Date: 2019-07-02
Gorgeous color in the summer
Location: Clearwater Florida
Date: 2019-07-09
Look their musty scent
Location: Hamilton Square perennial garden Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-03-01

Date: 2010-08-07
Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-08-28
A very big, very old crape myrtle trunk in the front yard of our
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-07-21
Zone 9b. Planted in 1953.
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Enterprise, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-06-26
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-11-19
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-03-08
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Botanical Garden near Brussels)
Date: 2022-10-17
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2017-12-21
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2017-12-21
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2017-12-27
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17

photo credit:  Yoko Nekonomania
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-09-01
September late bloom still vibrant.
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-07-21
Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica 006
Location: Maryland
Date: 2014-06-13
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2017-10-06
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-08-28
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-02-07
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-02-07
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-02-07
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Botanical Garden near Brussels)
Date: 2022-10-17
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-09-01
Pruned taller tree 1 year ago to maintain as bush.
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-13
Beautiful specimen in the yard across the street
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2017-10-06
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2012-09-12
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
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