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What’s Blooming? Crape Myrtle!



Written by Kiani Ned, Marketing Intern


The crape myrtle, or Lagerstroemia, is a flowering tree that is native to the Indian Subcontinent, southeast Asia, and northern Australia. The bright and soft blooms are commonly cultivated in warmer climates around the world and are very common to the American South. Crape myrtle blooms flower in a variety of colors ranging from deep purple to white and every shade in between. The tree gets its name from the crepe-like texture of the wrinkled-looking flowers, which bloom through the warmer months of the year. The branches and trunk of the appear blotchy because its bark sheds periodically throughout the year. The leaves of the crape myrtle are a woody green and as ample as the blooms.

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