The Crape Myrtle, often referred to as ‘the pride of the south’, is just about the most widely used, tried and true colorful tree in Houston. There are good reasons why this tree is so popular: it grows to an ideal height, the canopy establishes very quickly and evenly, and the bloom cycles are exceptionally long. Crape Myrtles are known to show their beautiful red-pink flowers from early spring all the way into the fall.
A strictly ornamental tree, the Crape Myrtle requires very little cleanup and maintenance, making life much easier for the typical landscaper. Crape Myrtles love the hot sun and grow great in Houston’s climate and clay-type soil. Plant Crape Myrtles wherever you’re looking for an intense and recognizable splash of color.