Crape Myrtle | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) has good reasons why this it is so popular: it grows to an ideal height, the canopy establishes very quickly and evenly, and the bloom cycles are exceptionally long. Crape Myrtles are known to show their beautiful red-pink flowers from early spring all the way into the fall.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun


25 feet

Growth Rate

24 inches per season


Showy, lavender, pink, red, rose or white


Small brown capsule

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Aphids, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold

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