Queen's crape myrtle


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Noun1.Queen's crape myrtle - native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers
genus Lagerstroemia, Lagerstroemia - shrubs or small trees of tropical Asia and Africa usually with showy white, pink, or purplish flowers
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Commonly called Pride-of-India or queen's crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia speciosa is a species of crape myrtle native to India and Southeast Asia that has been cultivated as an ornamental in tropical areas worldwide.
Big Pink has been cultivated by Meerow and his colleagues since 2005, when they came upon a street planting of queen's crape myrtle trees with pink, purple, light-lavender, and near-white flowers on an avenue near the ARS facilities in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
As with other queen's crape myrtles, it is not as cold hardy as the crape myrtle varieties that are found as far north as Pennsylvania.