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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Lagerstroemia indica-Crepe Myrtle
Lythraceae Family

Chinese native growing to 25' tall and wide. Leaves are dark green 1-2".  New growth is tinged red.  Bark is gray to brown peeling off in strips.  Flower color can range from white to purple.  It is not extremely happy in the low desert but can do adequately well with deep infrequent irrigations.


Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 13, 2003