CONDITIONS: likes full sun
WATER: once established only need occasional watering, absolutely need well-drained soil.
BLOOM TIME: June-July and early August too.
SIZE: 20' tall
WHERE AND WHY: Crepe Myrtles are honestly one of the best small tree/shrubs for gardens out there. Excellent in a small courtyard on a lawn in a grove as a focal point.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT: They have spectacular bark, are multi-stemmed and grey, brown, just color with incredible flower bursts that come in pink, purple, lilac and white. Some require fertilizer in late winter. In the South, look for 'Indica' and in the North look for 'Natchez'.
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