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BILOXI CRAPE MYRTLE
Lagerstroemia indica 'Biloxi'

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Photo Locations: Independence Park Botanic Garden - Baton Rouge, LA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.

Family: Lythraceae

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 feet.

Width: 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Red, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown Capsule.

Bark Brown to Red, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 10, 12 - 14 and 18 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia indica 'Biloxi' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-indica-biloxi >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.