• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThe white blossoms will help cool a hot part of the garden when massed there. Mix with other colors of crape myrtle in a line bordering a path or walkway. Decorate a bank by a pool with these colorful shrubs that bloom during the hottest time of year.
    Companion PlantsGroup this fabulous summer bloomer with Black and Blue Sage, (Savlia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'), Petite Indigo Dwarf Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis), Jacob Cline Bee Balm, (Monarda didyman 'Jacob Cline') and Pink Diamond Hydrangea, (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond').
  • Care
    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.
  • History & Lore
    This dwarf form was developed by Monrovia and introduced in 1962. It's parent is a tree native to a large region from China to Australia. It first arrived in England in 1759, but did not catch on until Andre Michaux grew them in his Charleston, South Carolina nursery around 1786. It was spread to many early American historic sites such as Mount Vernon and Montechello.
    Linnaeus named the genus for his friend, Magnus Lagerstroem.