Crape Myrtle

crape myrtle

 

Name: Crape Myrtle
Height: 6-25′
Width/Spread: 10-20′
Light: Sun
Evergreen/Deciduous: D
Seasonal Interest: Summer
Color/Feature: White, pink, lavender, red, varied fall foliage
Maintenance: Pruning is best done in late winter before new growth begins.
Pruning should normally involve only removing dead and twiggy growth to expose the sculptural character of the tree.
Botanical Name

& Comments:

Lagerstroemia indica
Powdery mildew can become a disfiguring nuisance if left unchecked. As a general rule, cultivars with the name of a native American tribe will be resistant to powdery mildew. Aphids are the second potential problem on crapes.

 

Learn about other waterwise large shrubs and small trees for Lubbock County, compiled by Lubbock Master Gardener Association.

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