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Crape myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Several flower varieties with colors including pink, white, lavendar, purple, and red, it blooms in summer and is good for small spaces. Attractive mottled bark. Can be susceptible to aphids.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Small
Height:
20-25 ft
Width:
20-25 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Vase
Fall color:
Orange
Flowers:
Yes
Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Powdery mildew, aphids
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 5 1/2' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 6 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 4 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 3 feet
  • between trees: 12 feet

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