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Deciduous Trees – Lagerstroemia Crape Myrtle

  • Lagerstroemia crape myrtle

Botanical name: Lagerstroemia Indica 

Average size at maturity: reaches up to 30 ft tall and 10-15 ft wide 

Bloom time: summer 

Hardy zone: zones 9 and 10 

Flower color: pink/red

Foliage color: green/yellow 

Growth rate: grows 1-2 ft per year 

Pruning needs: prune in the early spring to break dormancy to maintain desired size and shape 

Landscape use: great for a pollinator garden 

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: multi-trunked

Water needs: allow soil to partially dry between watering sessions Fertilizing needs: use 8-8-8 or 13-13-13 in the early spring before new growth emerges

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