This is one of only a few deciduous trees which grow in tropical and subtropical areas of the country. A profusion of large, 3" wide, bright pink to lavender blooms appear in dense, foot-long, terminal panicles from June to July, making the queen's crape myrtle a spectacular specimen or street tree. This upright rounded, deciduous tree is clothed with 12-inch-long, dark green, oblong, leathery leaves which turn a handsome red color before falling in winter. The attractive bark is smooth, mottled and peeling; plants generally grow up to 30' tall and wide, but can occasionally get larger.
The queen's crape myrtle will grow in full sun on a wide range of well-drained soils but is not salt-tolerant. It works well as a specimen or in small groupings. Plants should be watered faithfully and protected from frost. Not a tree to plant and forget, this species appreciates regular fertilization or leaves become chlorotic. Fertilize at least twice a year with a slow-release all-purpose tree and shrub fertilizer.
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