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     This web page created by Madison S. and Perla P. , Fall 2014

     

    Common NameCrepe Myrtle

    Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica

    Location:  On the grass in front of C6. Behind the main office.

     

     

    Plant Type:  Deciduous Tree

    Sunset Zones:   Zones 7-10, 12-14, 18-21 H1, H2 

    Sun Requirements: Full sun

    Water Requirements: Moderate water

    Origin: China 

     

     

    Description: Can grow to 25 feet tall and wide. The trunk has smooth gray and light brown bark that peels off to show the pink inner bark.

    LeavesDark green, 1 to 2 and a half inches long. The leaves are fairly narrow and tinged red on the opening. They turn orange or red in the fall.

    Flowers: Crinkly petaled flowers that grow in clusters. 1 to 1 and a half inches long. Flowers can be red, white, pink, or purple.

    Fruit: No fruit.

    Fun FactsWinter trunk and branches look polished. They are drought resistant, making them good plants to grow in California. Although it looks like a tree, the Crepe Myrtle is actually a shrub. 

Crepe Myrtle
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance