A long period of striking summer flower color, attractive fall foliage, and good drought-tolerance all combine to make Crape Myrtle a favorite small tree for either formal or informal landscapes. It is highly recommended for planting in urban and suburban areas.
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Tree Campus information provided with permission of the Environmental Horticulture Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Publication #ENH-501, one of a series. Original publication date November 1993. Revised March 2007. Reviewed February 2014. For more information visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.