Lagerstroemia indica
crepe myrtle

Family: Lythraceae

Form: Deciduous shrub or tree reaching 20 ft, multibranched, medium texture

Leaves: Simple, sub-opposite, oblong/elliptic, 3" long, entire, pubescent beneath, short petioles, medium green with some red, orange, yellow fall color

Stem/Bark: Attractive, exfoliating but smooth

Flower: White, pink, red, or purple, occuring in terminal and axillary panicles, crinkled petals

Fruit: Capsule, brown globose, persistant

Comments: Dwarf selections are available offering a range of flower colors