White Crepe Myrtle botanically known as Lagerstroemia is shrub type tree that grows well in zones 6 to 9. It has a shrub appearance when small but grows to be 20 to 30 feet, with several trunks rather than one with smooth bark. The multiple trunks give the tree the ability to withstand all types of weather including strong winds. The width can reach 20 feet wide and will grow in full or partial sunlight. This shrub is fast growing with attractive leaves. The leaves are a deep green wide in the middle with pointed tips that turn an orange and red in the fall. The flowers on this shrub are white with a soft texture and shaped in clusters of small blooms at the end of the limbs. The flowers bloom through the spring and summer and if the dead flowers are taken off the plant may flower more. The tree grows in most types of well-draining soil and will thrive in full sun or partial sunlight. The tree can tolerate drought conditions without adversity. These shrubs are popular in landscaping because of their beauty and they are easy to grow with little maintenance. They generally have no need to prune the shrub though they do often have small shoots at the bottom of the trunk that can be pruned. This is a shrub that under the right conditions of heat and humidity followed by cool weather with dew can result in powdery mold that must be treated with fungicide. The trees can get sooty mold from pests like aphids. It can get leaf spot, causing the leaves to get brown spots, turn yellow and fall from the shrub. This condition should be treated with fungicide. In poor draining soil, the White Crepe Myrtle can get root rot that can be deadly to the tree. The soil should be considered prior to planting this tree to ensure it drains well for healthy roots. The shrubs attract bees, butterflies, and birds.