Crapemyrtle,Crepe Myrtle,Crape Myrtle,Astromelia,júpiter,escandalosa.
Autumn foliage Crape myrtle blooming near the United States Capitol Inflorescence The bark is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkish-gray and mottled, shedding each year. Leaves also shed each winter, after spectacular color display, and bare branches re-leaf early in the spring; leaves are small, smooth-edged, circular or oval-shaped, and dark green changing to yellow and orange and red in autumn. Flowers, on different trees, are white, pink, mauve, purple or carmine with crimped petals, in panicles up to 9 centimetres (3 ⁄2 in).
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Spring, Late spring or early summer, Summer, Late summer or early fall, Fall
Shrub, Tree, Tree.
Flowers are numerous, irregular, and 1"-1 1/2" wide. They are antocyanin-pigmented. They commonly have 6 petals, are clawed, and cristate. There are 6 staminodes, similar to style. They grow on a terminal panicle on current year's growth and can be white, pink, red, and purple from July to fall.
This plant produces 6-valved dehiscent capsules that are brown and 1/2" wide. They persist through winter, and the disc-shaped seeds are 3/8" in diameter and winged.
How to Grow
Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Full Sun, Full Sun to Partial Shade, Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects