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Lagerstroemia indica

Lagerstroemia indica (Crapemyrtle)

is a tall frost hardy perennial deciduous tree/shrub with purple flowers in early Summer, mid Summer and late Summer. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 165 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Lagerstroemia indica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to silt, sand, loam, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers low fertility.


This is a erect tree/shrub has a moderate rate of growth and has a multiple stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 7.6m / 24.9ft.

Height at ...

  • 20 years 7.6m / 24.9ft


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (low).

Fruit and seed

There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include bare root, container and cuttings.

-3°C / 26.6F 5 to 7.5 7.6m / 24.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Lagerstroemia
Specific epithet ? indica
Common names
Crapemyrtle (United States)
IPNI details on Lagerstroemia indica
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