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Lagerstroemia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
lah-ger-STROH-mee-ah
Description

Lagerstroemia is a genus of flowering deciduous shrubs or small trees.   The genus is named after Swedish botanist Magnus von Lagerstroem.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids and scale are occasional insect pests.  Powdery mildew and fungal leafspot are common disease problems.  If planted in alkaline soils the leaves will show chlorosis (yellowing).  

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Mountain Ridge Top Garden - East Lawn and Lower Drive Border Mountain Ridge Top Garden - North Lawn and Upper Drive Border Juniper Level Botanic Gardens: Front Shade Garden Mountain Ridge Top Garden - North Lawn and Upper Drive Border Floricyle Pond Garden Floricyle Path Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Biloxi', 'JD900' EARLY BIRD WHITE, 'Natchez', 'Osage', 'Pocomoke', 'Ruby Dazzle', 'Sioux'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#air pollution tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Biloxi', 'JD900' EARLY BIRD WHITE, 'Natchez', 'Osage', 'Pocomoke', 'Ruby Dazzle', 'Sioux'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#air pollution tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lagerstroemia
    Family:
    Lythraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution