Crepe Myrtles: Flowering Xeriscape Trees for the TX Landscape
May is Crepe Myrtle month. Be sure to choose a mildew resistant variety and buy the right size tree for the right place on your property.
Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest flowering trees you can use in Central Texas for zones 7-9. They come in an array of colors and sizes and are low maintenance, low water use plants. You can find them as small as 2′, or as tall as 30′ and in just about every color but Yellow or Blue.
Crepe Myrtles are one of my absolute favorites because they have a spectacular bloom that lasts from Spring to Fall and the Fall foliage on most Crepe Myrtles is spectacular. Having grown up in the North, I have a great appreciation for this tree as it reminds me of the Lilac. The silvery smooth bark which is sleek and sexy (if you can…
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