Common Name: Japanese crapemyrtle
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia fauriei
Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 117 in.
Height: 55 ft.
Crown: 47 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Erik Platt
Date First Measured: 2019
Comments: Tree was planted by the owner 44 years ago when it was about 4' tall. Pamela Harper, the owner, is a published author of gardening books, and reports that the tree is one of the earliest imported and oldest extant specimens of this species in the country.
Tree is healthy and vigorous, but is subject to periodic pruning due to adjacent power line. Tree was heavily topped about 10 years ago, but efforts will be made in the future to prune for utility clearance more carefully.
Growth habit is typical of the species, forking into two dominant leaders about 2' above ground line. Trunk circumference was measured at smallest girth, about 8" above ground line.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: York
Land Owner: Pamela Harper
GPS Coordinates: 37.18220, -76.43738
Owner Email: email@example.com
Directions: The tree is at the front of the property, to the right of the driveway when looking at the property from the road.
Owner Address: 219 Robanna Drive
Seaford, VA 23696
Owner Phone: on file
Contact Name: Pamela Harper
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: on file
Original Nominator(s): Tracy Blevins, Erik Platt