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EDIS Update- Key Plant, Key Pests: Crapemyrtle

The crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia) is a common landscape plant in Florida. Due to their adaptability to Florida conditions and added aesthetic quality, the crapemyrtle makes for the ideal plant. The smooth peeling bark and variety of bright flower colors easily enhance any southern landscape.

Although the crapemyrtle is fairly pest-resistant, the recent EDIS publication identifies the most common pests to ensure healthy species. Catching pests and diseases early is the best protection from damage.

A blooming crapemyrtle.

Check out the EDIS publication “Key Plant, Key Pests: Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia)” for the most recent information by MREC science communication specialist Caroline Roper Warwick and faculty member Chris Marble.

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