Lagerstroemia indica is a handsome deciduous shrub or a small tree,
Lagerstroemia indica is a handsome deciduous shrub or a small tree, native of China, commonly cultivated in gardens throughout India for its beautiful flowers. Though usually a shrub under cultivation, it is reported to attain a height of 15m. in Assam forests, where it is possibly wild. Bark smooth, ashy or nearly white, peeling off in thin pieces; leaves elliptic or obovate; flowers in terminal panicles, white, rose or mauve; capsules globose; seeds winged.