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Lagerstroemia /ˌleɪɡərˈstriːmiə/, commonly known as crape myrtle or crepe myrtle "banaba", is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Indian subcontinent.

Common name: crape myrtle
Color: Pink
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Dig Hole: Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball on the crape myrtle. Soil amendments: It’s usually not necessary to amend the soil when planting crape myrtles, unless you’re amending the entire planting bed, since pockets of high-nutrient soil can prevent the roots from branching out properly.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Climate: Crape myrtles can be grown in hardiness zones 6-10, although in zone 6 they’re likely to die back to the ground in winter.
  • Water: Crape myrtles like humid climates.
  • Once established, they can tolerate quite a bit of drought.
  • Light: Crape myrtles flower best in full sun (at least six hours per day).
  • Soil: Crape myrtles do well in most any kind of soil, as long as it’s well-drained.
  • The ideal soil pH is neutral to slightly acidic.


Special Feature:
Good dwarf plants for foundations and other small areas of the landscape. May be used as a specimen shrub or in groups or mass planting. Also effective in shrub borders or perennial borders. Where winter hardy, it may also be grown as a small hedge. Containers.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Bark, leaves and flowers are considered hydragogue and drastic purgative.
  • Bark is also considered stimulant and febrifuge.
  • Roots are astringent and used as gargle.
  • Seeds have narcotic properties.
  • In Manipur, flowers and leaves are used as purgatives.
  • Bark is stimulant and febrifuge (fever removing) Roots are astringent and used as gargle.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
This cultivar has excellent resistance to leaf mildew. Foliage may yellow (chlorosis) in alkaline soils.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=crape+myrtle&stpos=0&stype=AND http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=274502&isprofile=0&
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