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JAPANESE CRAPE MYRTLE
Lagerstroemia fauriei

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, and San Diego, CA

General Notes

Japanese Crape Myrtle is a popular single or multi-trunk tree, used as a flowering or foliage accent. The hybrids of this species have darker brown trunks, and the flower clusters are much larger. It blooms best in full sun, with ample moisture. The branches do not droop and resist breakage. Named varieties which usually grow to 25' or less include: Acoma to 10', Biloxi to 20', Comanche to 12', Muscogee, Natchez and Tuscarora to 25', Tonto to 15-20', Tuskeegee to 15'and Yuma to 13'.

Native to Japan.

Family: Lythraceae

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White.. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown Capsule.

Bark Brown to Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very 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, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia fauriei Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/lagerstroemia-fauriei >

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