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Lagerstroemia fauriei

Lagerstroemia fauriei Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Natchez' Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia fauriei Genus: Lagerstroemia
This is a fast-growing, upright deciduous tree with delicate white flowers in early summer. As it matures, it develops a spectacular patchwork of bark in shades of gray, maroon, and brown. Oblong dark green leaves turn red-orange in autumn. Cultivar 'Fantasy' is vigorous and hardier than the species, with exceptional bark.
Noteworthy characteristics: Native to Japan, this species makes an excellent multi-stemmed specimen tree growing up to 25 feet or taller.
Care: Thrives in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Grow against a warm, sunny wall where marginally hardy or overwinter in a greenhouse. Can be hard pruned if renovation is required.
Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Dieback, powdery mildew, aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and whiteflies.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Characteristics Interesting Bark; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Flowering Tree, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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