Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to rounded dome 15 ft. tall, 14 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka
Plant type:Shrub, Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to rounded dome 15 ft. tall, 14 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasThis Crape Myrtle is among the few plants that flower profusely in late summer. It can be kept small enough to fit into city gardens as accent or cover-up. If left alone, it can mature into a large size and be used as a street tree that casts considerable shade. Can be trained as a single- or multi-trunk for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches in beds, borders, and huge ceramic pots.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.