This small tree is originally from Asia but is used extensively in landscaping throughout Florida. It is usually a multi-trunked tree attaining a maximum height of 25 feet.
The flowers occur in clusters at the ends of branches. The trees common name is derived from the crinkled crepe-like structure of the flower petals.
The Crepe Myrtle has been extensively cultivated to produce a wide variety of flowers colors ranging from white to pinks and lavenders.
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