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Lagerstroemia limii

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Lagerstroemia chekiangensis
Phonetic Spelling
la-ger-STROH-mee-ah LIM-ee-eye
Description

This Crepe Myrtle is not generally planted itself but it is an important parent plant in breeding contributing its cold hardiness and attract reddish-pink flower color.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#large shrub#large flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#large shrub#large flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lagerstroemia
    Species:
    limii
    Family:
    Lythraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Dry dehiscent elliptical capsule 1 cm long
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Reddish pink, pubescent panicles of termnial flower clusters with crepe paper texture. Flowers May-June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Thin, leathery, simple oblong-elipitic, entire margin, pubesenct, apex shortly pointed.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Dark brown exfoliating to reveal red bark underneath
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Dense gray or yellow brown pubesence.
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree