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Lagerstroemia Indica

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-Drained, Loam, Clay, Sand, 6.0-6.5 pH
Heat Tolerant
100°F / 38℃
Cold Tolerant
5°F / -15℃
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 6-9

Plant Height

6-26 ft / 2-8 m

Flower

Numerous, irregular, commonly have 6 petals, are clawed, and cristate. They grow on a terminal panicle of current year's growth and can be white, pink, red, or purple.

Fruit

Elliptic globose capsule, greenish-yellow when young, dried purplish to black when mature. Seeds have wings.

Benefits
Ornamental

It can produce beautiful flower clusters of various colors, often used as a landscape border or focal point.

Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Myrtales

Family

Lythraceae

Genus

Lagerstroemia

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