Crapemyrtle (Crape Myrtle) Lagerstroemia indica
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Often referred to as the "lilac of the South,” the crapemyrtle is a favorite for landscapes. It can be grown as either a shrub or small tree and is often used in groupings, containers, hedges, and screens. You can even find the common crapemyrtle used as small street trees in urban settings.
- Is a fast-growing shrub
- Displays striking pink flowers, handsome bark, and attractive fall foliage
- Drought-tolerant once established
- Will be delivered at a height of 1'–2'
Your Shrub’s Personality
This shrub attracts bees and provides bird habitat.
The common crapemyrtle is a native of China and Korea. It is called the "lilac of the South." The number of cultivars is enormous. Among these, the U.S. National Arboretum introductions are important for their disease resistance, good flowering, and ornamental bark.
Thanks to his work with crapemyrtle breeding for most of his professional life, Dr. Carl Witcomb -- researcher, author, and professor at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University for 20 years -- has patented cultivars that are hardy in Zone 6 and even on warmer sites in Zones 4 and 5.
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