Lagerstroemia speciosa 1
Lagerstroemia speciosa 1

Lagerstroemia speciosa
(Queen's Crape Myrtle)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: India and East Indies
Type: Deciduous Tree

Typical Height: 35’-40'
(10.6 – 12.0mts)
Typical Spread: 25’-30’
(7.6  – 10mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Low
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Purple
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Very showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Poisonous
Family: Lythraceae
Propagation: Seeds; Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
25G (10’-12’OA)
45G (12’-14’OA)
FG (10’-16’OA)


Typical planting distance:
20'-25' O.C.
(6.0  – 7.6mts)

Common Uses: Flowering tree
Category: Flowering Tree
    
Notes: A more tropical, larger crape myrtle

+ In this Photo:
Lagerstroemia speciosa
(Queen's Crape Myrtle)
Flowers close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
August 2014
Miami Beach
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners,
landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1568/

www.rareflora.com/lagerspec.htm

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st349