Crape myrtle—Lagerstroemia spp.
Family Lythraceae (Loosestrife family)
Crape myrtle trees are deciduous shrubs or
small trees; dwarf forms are available. They are known for
lovely fall color foliage; many flower colors are available.
Optimum conditions for growth
Crape myrtle trees can grow in all climatic
zones; they do best in full sun. They should be watered deeply
but infrequently. To encourage the next season's bloom, prune
during the dormant season.
Leaves of crape myrtle