Japanese Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Fantasy') in the Crepe Myrtles Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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A History of the Crepe MyrtleA History of the Crepe Myrtle
July 14, 2015

Standing on a thin carpet of fallen blooms, with a canopy of color above me, I immediately fell in love with the Crepe Myrtle tree, and since then have set out to collect them all.

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-07-30
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-05-31
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-23
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-05-31
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Comments:
Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Oct 2, 2012 6:59 PM

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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Plant Events from our members
dave On May 17, 2017 Bloomed
First blooms appeared May 17th and by May 21st were mostly all open.
dave On October 2, 2012 Obtained plant
Got this from Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, Texas.
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