Crepe Myrtle

Lagerstroemia, commonly known as crepe myrtle, is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, northern Australia, and parts of Oceania, cultivated in warmer climates around the world. It is very popular here in the southeastern USA in growing zones 6 to 10.



One of my sumer loves is the crepe myrtle trees throughout central Florida.  They come in colors of white, light pink, and a vivid dark pink.  I have a large crepe myrtle in the back yard with light pink flowers. In the front yard is a younger tree with vivid pink.


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