Lagerstroemia speciosa | Queen's Crape myrtle

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Common Name : Queen's Crape myrtle Botanical Name : Lagerstroemia speciosa Family : Lythraceae

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Order - Myrtales

Genus - Lagerstroemia

Species - speciosa

Synonym - Munchausia speciosa, Adambea glabra

Origin / Native - India, Tropical areas of south asia, Philippines

Height - Up to 65 feet tall

Spread - Up to 35 feet wide

Growth Rate - Fast

Type- Deciduous tree

Uses - Ornamental, Herbal Medicine

Flowering Season- Summer, March End, April, May, June, July

Flowering Color - Purple, blue, pink, lavender, red, white

Flowers - Large, showy, 6 petals, clustered, blueish purple, lavender pink color

Foliage - Green, simple, deciduous, leathery, oval shaped, oppositely arranged, 3.5 inches wide

Fruits - Brown, oval shaped, hard

Bark -Smooth, thin, peeling, flaky, brown, green, multiple showy trunk

Good For - Specimen, Public Garden, Park, Lawns, Highway, Street tree

Grow in - Tropical, subtropical areas

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, Well drained, Normal soil, medium salt tolerance

Special Feature - Drought tolerance

Lagerstroemia speciosa foliage
Lagerstroemia speciosa foliage

Lagerstroemia speciosa buds
Lagerstroemia speciosa buds

Lagerstroemia speciosa blooming buds with dew-drops
Lagerstroemia speciosa blooming buds

Side view of lagerstroemia speciosa flower
Side view of lagerstroemia speciosa flower

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India


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