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Cultural Details for Lagerstroemia sp.

Common Name:

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Perfect, 6-petaled, 1-1 1/2"wide in 6-8"long and 3-5" wide panicles, white to pink, purple to deep red

Fruit Details:
Broad ellipsoidal 6 valved dehiscent capsule, ½ “ wide, seeds 3/8" long and winged.

Fall Color:
Yellow, orange and red on same tree

Bark Details:
Smooth, gray exfoliating exposing underbark in shades of gray to brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Powdery mildew, black spot, sooty mold, tip blight, leaf spot, root rot, aphid, and Florida wax scale are problems

Native Habitat:
China and Korea

Other Features:
Beautiful exfoliating bark many have supurb fall color

Culture and Care:
Full sun well-drained soil, best for southern gardens

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 123, Bed 195

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.