Crape Myrtle: The Long Blooming Tree
Wednesday, March 23
Crape Myrtles are one of the longest blooming trees. They can keep your property in flower anywhere from two to three months. Even better, they are one of the prettiest trees in town. Very easy to grow, crape myrtles have a frilly, old fashioned appearance. The pink varieties create a feeling of beautiful party confetti sprinkled around while the white one is beautiful in its own right.
All types provide a bit of shade, but not so much as to kill grass or bulbs planted around them. In India, the leaves provide food for caterpillars that produce a very important wild silk. The wood has been used for everything from furniture to sleeping cars in railroads. Lagerstroemia can be found in our tree nursery.