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Lagerstroemia speciosa

Phonetic Spelling
la-ger-STROH-mee-ah spee-see-OH-suh
Description

Giant Crape Myrtle is a flowering deciduous tree with large bright pink to light purple flowers.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Violet Filli'
'Violet Filli'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#pink flowers#flowering tree#smooth bark#lavender flowers#large flowers#deciduous tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Violet Filli'
'Violet Filli'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#pink flowers#flowering tree#smooth bark#lavender flowers#large flowers#deciduous tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lagerstroemia
    Species:
    speciosa
    Family:
    Lythraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    3" bright pink to lavendar terminal panicles appear in early to mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Thin smooth bark peels with age and can be easily injured.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No