Lagerstroemia species

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia species

Common Name(s): Crape Myrtle

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Description:

Native to southern and eastern Asia to northern Australia, they have an attractive often peeling bark with simple, opposite foliage. It bears panicles of flowers with crinkled petals and a crape-like texture in diffirent shades of pink, mauve, and white. The timber of of some species has been used to manufacture bridges, furniture, and railway sleepers. Easy to grow trees, adapting to a wide variety of soils. They grow best in full sun and well-drained soil, some tolerate light frost.

Family: Lythraceae

Synonym: –

Botanical Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Low Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Bark

Description:
They have an attractive often peeling bark.


Flowers

Description:
It bears panicles of flowers with crinkled petals and a crape-like texture in diffirent shades of pink, mauve, and white.


Foliage

Description:
These trees have simple, opposite foliage.


Origin

Southern and Eastern Asia
Northern Australia


Recommended Varieties

'Natchez', to about 8 m high, cinnamon bark often mottled with cream, white flowers; 'Tuscarora', fast growing, to 8 m, dark cotal pink flowers.

Soil Conditions
Well drained , Tolerates a variety of soil types
Uses

The timber of of some species has been used to manufacture bridges, furniture, and railway sleepers.


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