Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lagerstromia speciosa

Lagerstroemia speciosa is the botanical name of the plant called by many names, Giant Myrtle, Queen's Myrtle and Pride of India are the most common names. It has masses of purple flowers during the wet season and purple and red leaves in the dry season.

This plant grows 10m in height and 8-10m in width. It is a deciduous tree that requires full sun yet can grow in most soils but has a low salt tolerance.

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