Genus of about 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas.
Latin name: Lagerstroemia indica
They grow in full sun and fertile soils.
Plant alone or in groups.
Propagated by cuttings in autumn.
Deciduous shrub or small tree with green leaves and big, terminal, conical inflorescences of fuchsia-coloured flowers, borne in summer and early autumn.