Flowers, bark, fall color- all in one small tree
For sheer flower display and multiple other fine attributes we nominate crape myrtles as one of our favorite trees. After all how many other trees come in so many distinct flower colors and along with bark and fall color each cultivar is different.
They thrive in the hottest locations- in fact they require a certain amount of hours above 85ºF to cease growing and commence flowering. The amount that each cultivar requires is distinct. We have specifically grown and tested many, many varieties for propensity to bloom in our summers which are cooler than the south and California. This means you can get a tree to flush into bloom in July and remain blooming for at least 2 months. Few trees can match that.