Asian, Malayan, or Thai Crape Myrtle
- Broadleaf tree to 65 ft (20 m) tall, dense crown which can be conical, oval or cylindrical in shape,
dense foliage may hide the branches. Bark is light brown and the trunk is fluted at the base.
Leaves simple, oblong-elliptic, 10-25 cm long and 5-10 cm wide, pubescent to without hairs
(glabrous). Flowers are about 2.5 cm wide and displayed in terminal clusters (panicles) up to
50 cm long, the petals are bright pink or mauve, but fade to pale pink to white in a day or so, 50-70 stamens,
the ovary is pubescent. Fruits are oblong, woody, and contain small, dark brown seeds.
- Sun or part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (tropical) Native to Burma, Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
- floribunda: profusely flowered