• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Midsummer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-i
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Midsummer through Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis mildew-resistant pink 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.
    Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Podocarpus (Podocarpus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.Pruning time: winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.