Crepe MyrtlePosted: July 31, 2014
Crepe Myrtles are trees that do not get a second look in the south. They are everywhere. Crepe Myrtles are in every yard, parking lot and business. They are a part of our everyday life.
But the Crepe Myrtles give us beautiful color from June to September. The flowering time can be extended if the spent blooms are removed. They range in shades of pink, purple and white. Some are tall trees, as the ones photographed here, or can be grown short like a shrub.
As they age, the Crepe Myrtles’ bark peels revealing a smooth trunk. They can easily survive the heat and go dormant to make it through the winter.
While other flowering trees have a short bloom time, the Crepe Myrtles provide beauty for the whole summer.