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The Crepe Myrtle Tree gives a classic sign that summer is here as the tree bursts into bloom with huge, colorful flowers. The large, drooping flower clusters in gorgeous colors are reminiscent of lilacs (which, sadly, won’t grow here). Blooms are followed by heavy seed pods that cause the branches to weep.
Though its branches are bare from January into April, this highly-prized ornamental tree is worth the wait for its fabulous show of summer color.
The silhouette and sometimes patterned or colored bark won’t put too much of a damper on your winter landscape since most other plants in your yard will still be green.
Available in single or multiple trunk specimens, some crepes are more shrubby than others and sizes can vary greatly – from 6 feet to 25 feet tall.
So base your buying decision not just on flower color but also on the ultimate size of the plant. Flower colors on these plants range from white to reds and pinks of all shades, and even purple. It’s a good idea to buy when the plants are in bloom to be sure the color is the one you want.
Crepe myrtles are cold hardy – anywhere throughout Zone 9 or 10 is fine – but they are deciduous, with some varieties putting on a show of fall color before losing their leaves. Flowers begin to appear in late spring to early summer, depending on variety. After the flower begins to die, heavy clusters of seed pods form, causing each branch to droop and the plant to have a weeping appearance. The pods remain on the plant even after it loses its leaves.