Location and Notable Facts
- Other names
- Both spelling of Crape or Crepe are considered correct. Most commonly used, even by The American Horticulture Society, is Crape.
- Scientific Family
- Lagerstroemia (Lythraceae Family)
- Size (Width/Height/Growth/DBH)
- Crape Myrtle sizes range from 2’ to 30.’ There are 8 cultivar size available. Putting the correct size in the landscape will help eliminate “Crape Murder.”
- City Pruning videos
- The most common is red
- Other colors include white, lilac, purple, shades of pink and shades of red
- Bloom Description/Seed Count
- Blooms on current years growth at end of limbs up to 3 months.
Photo credit to University of Georgia
- Leaf Arrangement
- Simple, opposite on some leaves alternate or whorled on others.
Photo credit to University of Redlands
- Bark Arrangement
- Peeling in summer reveals mottled brown bark throughout the winter months.
- Non-native; native to China and Korea.
- Crape Myrtle Bark Scale
- Powdery mildew and leaf spot in wet years
- Comparisons to similar trees
- Local Location / History:
- Located at the corner of the new 324 Malvern Facility and to in the median at Fountain Street