Lagerstroemia indica ‘Watermelon Pink’
Crape myrtle is a native of China, Korea, Japan, and India, widely cultivated as a dramatic landscape planting in suit­able climates throughout the world.
Identification: These plants blur the distinction between tree and shrub, at 10-30' (3-9.1 m) in height, with multiple, spreading stems. Some cultivars are much smaller, as small as 18" (45 cm). Bark is smooth, mottled, and pinkish-gray, peeling to reveal cinnamon-colored new bark. It sheds each year. Leaves are pinnate, 1-2½" (2.5-7.1 cm) long, opposite or whorled, and elliptic, oblong, or obovate. They are dark green, turning yellow, orange, or red in the fall. Flowers occur in large, attractive panicles. This cultivar is pink; others are white, red, mauve or purple. Flowers appear from July to September. Fruits are brown, oval or round, and less than ½" (1.3 cm) around.
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Lagerstroemia indica ‘Watermelon Pink’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 7-9: