7 responses to “Lagerstroemia fauriei”

  1. Doug

    Looks similar to a central American tree they call the “tourist tree” or the “gringo tree” because the bark turns red & peels…

  2. Beverley

    Lagerstroemia fauriei – Z7-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Lagerstroemia lah-ger-strurm-ee-a After Magnus von Lagerstrom [1696-1759], Swedish merchant and friend of Linnaeus. Dictionary of Plant Names, Coombes

  3. elizabeth a airhart

    liveing here in florida
    central west coast our county uses crepe myrtles
    most every where so many different colours
    our snowbirds also turn red and peel
    bark at you when they travel 25 in the left lane
    and want to turn right to get into their park

  4. Brent

    Yakushima Island is a true world botanical treasure.
    Subtropical at sea level, nearly subarctic at its summits, and seemingly everything else between, all in a small circular island south of Kyushu Japan. I’ll always fondly recall my short visit there in May 2000. Although I didn’t see anything of this Lagerstroemia, I could have walked right past it!
    Here in this garden it positively grabs my attention, both winter and summer, but especially winter.
    I recommend a “once-in-a-lifetime” visit to Yakushima.

  5. Ron B

    Used along with other species and hybrid to produce new hybrid crapemyrtle cultivars at United States National Arboretum.

  6. Riaz Escobedo

    Regarding the latin american look alike, it´s
    Bursera simarbua or Chacah (Maya)
    very similar peeling pattern, a bit more thin papery skin.

  7. Rob

    I’m not 100% sure but I think this is the same species called L. subcostata in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens (Australia) – just about in flower now. Beautiful spreading tree like a larger version of L. indica with paler bark and less showy flowers – more attractive for its understatement. Our nurseries sell the cultivar ‘Fantasy’ (less prone to powdery mildew) but I suspect the branches are more straight and upright – does anyone know for sure?

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