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Lagerstroemia indica

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Crepe Myrtle 

FAMILY: LYTHRACEAE

Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle

About Crepe Myrtle at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • A small landscape tree, usually 10-30’ tall at maturity.

  • The individual flowers are ruffled and crinkly and look like crepe paper.

  • Flowers are borne in summer in big showy clusters and can be white, pink, purple, lavender or red depending on the cultivar.

  • Fruits are brown or black, and when mature they dry and split, releasing disk-shaped seeds.

  • Peeling bark, pale brown to gray, is an attractive winter feature.

  • Native to China and Korea, it is now naturalized in some parts of the U.S.

  • #288 and #289 are the first two hybrids of their kind and were obtained from the National Arboretum.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
288

4201 SE Franklin St

Private, Front Yard

27' Height

27' Spread

4.2' Circ.

This tree is one of a pair of Heritage Crape Myrtles at Van Veen Nursery. It is on a raised bank behind a low stone wall. They are both Lagerstroemia fauriei, a variety known as Japanese Crape Myrtle. These are the first two hybrids of their kind and were obtained from the National Arboretum.

Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle
289

4201 SE Franklin St

Private, Front Yard

22' Height

33' Spread

3.3' Circ.

This tree is one of a pair of Heritage Crape Myrtles at Van Veen Nursery. It is on a raised bank behind a low stone wall. They are both Lagerstroemia fauriei, a variety known as Japanese Crape Myrtle. These are the first two hybrids of their kind and were obtained from the National Arboretum.

Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle