Queen's Crape Myrtle "Peppermint Lace"

Lagerstroemia indica






Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 25 feet tall
Leaves; ; Opposite or alternate,  whorled, simple, elliptical, entire margin, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, dark green above, paler below

Flowers: Crinkly-petals, crepe-like 1 - 1.5 inch flowers in dense clusters range from pink to red
Dry, 6 parted, brown capsule in upright spikes, each capsule 1/2 inch long
Stems/Trunks: Multi-stemmed, Gray brown bark, smooth, exfoliating and exposing shades of brown, reddish brown and green, stems tending upright
Range/Origin: China, Korea
Hardiness: Sunset zones 7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21, H1, H2; USDA: 7-10

Comments: Seasonal litter, No thorns



  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Most well drained soils
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings, layering
  • Maintenance: Low, prune in winter to encourage blooming


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