SelecTree: Tree Detail
BILOXI CRAPE MYRTLE
Lagerstroemia indica 'Biloxi'
Photo Locations: Independence Park Botanic Garden - Baton Rouge, LA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Red 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." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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