A long period of striking summer flower color, attractive fall foliage, and good drought-tolerance all combine to make Crape-Myrtle a favorite small tree for either formal or informal landscapes. It is highly recommended for planting in urban and suburban areas.
Scientific name: Lagerstroemia indica
Pronunciation: lay-ger-STREE-mee-uh IN-dih-kuh
Common name(s): Crape-Myrtle
Fact sheet: Crape-Myrtle
Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden