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Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name
Lagerstroemia indica
Hardiness
Zones 7 to 9 (grown as a perennial in colder locations)
Height
15 to 25 feet
Width
15 to 25 feet
Flowers
1 to 1.5
Fall Color
Yellow, orange, red
Light
Full sun
Soil
Needs moist, well drained soil
Planting & Care
  • Can be used as a specimen or planted in small groups
  • Thrives in hot sunny climates
  • Moderately salt tolerant
  • Prune out deadwood in spring
Problems
Powdery mildew, black spot, leaf spot, tip blight, root rot, sooty mold, aphids, Florida wax scale

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