Purple Crepe Myrtle
If you live in zones six through nine and are looking for a fast-growing, hearty, drought-tolerant tree that will become a focal point of your yard, you can’t go wrong with a purple crepe myrtle. When in bloom from early summer through fall, this lovely deciduous tree will create a delightful explosion of color. These lovely trees reach can reach 25 feet high and 20 feet wide at maturity. They prefer moist, well-drained soils and can tolerate full sun to partial sun spots. If you love color and butterflies and hummingbirds, you will love Lagerstroemia Indica Purpurea, which is a magnet for these beneficial flying garden visitors. In spring, the crepe myrtle’s leaves are a deep bronze hue. In summer, the leaves turn bright green and the tree’s green berries appear. These berries, which mature to a dark brown color, attract birds. Even the smooth, flaky bark of the crepe myrtle is pleasing to behold. Crepe myrtles provide a nice border between yards and also are ideal along fence lines. They cab be pruned to resemble a wall-manicured tree or left alone to develop unique wind-shaped branch configurations. Crepe myrtles bloom on new wood, so prune them in winter or early spring for maximum blooming. These trees are amazing and can also provide lovely color in the fall. These trees provide lovely small leaves that change to yellow and red and do eventually fall from the trees. These are a great way to bring a lot of color and curb appeal to all homes and lawns where they are planted.
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