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Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Byers Hardy Lavender'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Byers Hardy Lavender
Additional cultivar information:(aka Hardy Lavender)
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Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winter Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 22, 2011, sunkissed from Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I bought this Crepe from a local nursery in 2005. The plant is in direct sunlight most midday. It was pretty small when I bought it, approx. a foot tall, and now it stands over six foot, but still more shrub like than tree. I was told it would grow to tree height of 10-12 ft. It gets deep lavender blossoms from late May through early Sept. I do cut the first blossoms once they expire and new smaller blossoms will emerge with new growth. The leaves completely fall off by Dec. and just bare sticks over winter. Sometimes if weather slowly gets cool the leaves will provide some fall color before falling off. I've had no problems with pest or mold. Seems pretty drought tolerant once established.