Furush, Crape myrtle, lagerstroemia indica

Furush or Crape myrtle (lagerstroemia indica, family: lythraceae) is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with hard branches from the family of Jarul attaining a height of 3-6 m. The bark is smooth, pinkish-grey and spotted, moulting each year. This beautiful flowering plant is very popular as a road-island tree in Bangladesh. 


Common names: Furush, Crape myrtle, Crepe Myrtle, Crepeflower.





Flowers, on different trees, are white, pink, light pink, mauve, purple, in panicles up to 9 cm. It gives flower from late summer to rainy season.





Leaves shed each winter; new leaves grow early in the spring. Leaves are smooth-edged, circular or oval-shaped, and dark green.


The bark, flower and leaf of lagerstroemia indica are used in different treatments.


It is pretty popular in the world as a garden flower.


Young plants grow fairly quickly and will often flower in their first year after planting out. Propagation of this magnificent shrub is caused by cuttings.