Name That Plant: Crape Myrtle

Name That Plant: Crape Myrtle

While walking her dog Stanley, neighbor Julee came across this shrub on Glenwood Road and wondered what it was. Thanks to Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener, for identifying it as a Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica.

You’ll notice many cultivars of the Crape Myrtle in the neighborhood, especially now that they have just begun their long blooming cycle. They like a lot of sun, and they have bark that sheds year-round.

If you have one or have had one, any thoughts on them?


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