General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: 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
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Japanese Crepe Myrtle
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Crepe Myrtle

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Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-06-13
Softly draped boughs of one of a series of trees lining the walkw
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-07-30
Location: Raulston Arboretum Raleigh NC
Date: 2022-01-25
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2013-06-23
  • Posted by dave (Southlake, Texas - Zone 8a) on Oct 2, 2012 6:59 PM concerning plant:
    Grows up to 50 feet tall and is an excellent shade tree. Highly attractive cinnamon bark peels. The flowers are fragrant.

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