Lagerstroemia speciosa seed

A more beautiful small tree is hard to finds than this one! This multi-branched tree is perfect for deck gardens, Bonsai, or grow in the landscape as a standard. We have several growing in pots on the deck. Flowers of light pink to light purple bloom profusely from mid summer to fall. Small seed heads follow giving the tree an attractive look through winter. Brilliant green rounded leaves accent the gray-brown trunk that is smooth and mottled and gives the tree a most unique look. Prune to shape as desired or keep small. Check out the bonsai example in the photos! (different color)

Fun Facts:

The fruit is oval, about a half inch long and splits in six pieces when mature; the seeds are small and have winged flaps

The Queen’s Flower will stand out in every garden and is a beautiful landscape tree

Native to Asia, the crape myrtle is very common in the southern US, having been introduced over 150 years ago

It gets its common name from its crepe-like, crinkled petals, and the resemblance of its leaves to the true myrtle

Queens Crape Myrtle is a prized bonsai plant in the Orient

It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with smooth, flaky bark. The leaves are deciduous, oval to elliptic, 8–15 cm (3.1–5.9 in) long and 3–7 cm (1.2–2.8 in) broad, with an acute apex. The flowers are produced in erect panicles 20–40 cm (7.9–15.7 in) long, each flower with six white to purple petals 2–3.5 cm (0.79–1.38 in) long.

Planted as an ornamental and roadside trees. The flowers and leaves are beautiful. Provide shade and grow faster.
Leaves the sun to brew the tea to drink. Help reduce diabetes and obesity as well. Until it has been processed into the finished herb Aintnilngm. In capsule form and brew the tea.

Lagerstroemia speciosa seed