Lagerstroemia hybrids cvs.

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia hybrids cvs.

Phonetic: Lager-stro-EE-mee-uh hi-Bridz

Common Name(s): Crape Myrtle

Family: Lythraceae
Origin: China/Japan
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Alternate, broad-ovate to lanceolate                                                
Leaf Color: Green above and white hairy beneath
Fall color: Red-orange
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Fall
Flower Color(s): White to deep pink and shades of lavender

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 6-9
Growth Rate: Medium                                             
Height: Depends on species (10-25 feet)
Spread: Depends on species (10-30 feet)
Hydrozone: 2
Soil: Adaptable to moist soil types, needs moderate water in summer
Pest: Powdery mildew in coastal areas, aphids
Features: Colorful flowering character, fall color, branching structure, attractive bark
Uses: Specimen, street tree, informal hedge, perennial borders, standard

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