CREPE MYRTLE - Lagerstroemia indica

 
Deciduous - Sun
Ht. 25’  Spread 15’
Spacing 15’-20’

 
HABIT - Slow, light smooth bark, small oval leaflets on compound leaves, flowers all summer (red, purple, pink, white). Fall color is red on all except white flowering varieties.
CULTURE - Easy, any soil. Add high phosphorus fertilizer to regular program to help flowers production.
USES - Ornamental tree, summer color, fall color, beautiful bare branches in winter.
PROBLEMS - Aphids, mildew, suckers at the ground.
NOTES - Do not trim back in winter - old wives’ tale that it increases flower production - besides, the see pods are decorative. Native to China.