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Lagerstroemia speciosa

Classification

Order: Myrtales
   Family: Lythraceae
            Genus: Lagerstroemia
                        Specie: Lagerstroemia speciosa

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 35 ft (10 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Shiny dark-green leaves turn coppery red in autumn; crinkled flowers in erect panicles summer?autumn

Uses: Tropical gardens Specimen tree Winter silhouette

Zones: 11-12

Description: Occurring from India and China to Australia, this deciduous tree is usually about 35 ft (10 m) high in cultivation but can be much more in its natural, humid, jungle environment. It has a spreading crown and freely branching habit. The dark green shiny le

Growth Habit: Branching habit with spreading canopy

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