Saturday, July 2, 2016

Crepe Myrtle Bushes and Trees





Crepe myrtles are very popular here in central Florida.  They add much beauty and color to the landscape.  And they bloom for many months, although they do become "sticks" in the winter.

Like almost all bushes in central Florida, if you plant them and don't trim them, they will become trees.

These are just a few of the crepe myrtle bushes & trees in our neighborhood.

17 comments:

William Kendall said...

They do make for lovely blossoms!

Gunn said...

So beautiful, and it brings beauty to the whole neighbourhood.

bill burke said...

They sure look pretty and probably smell lovely.

Taken For Granted said...

They really are beautiful trees. You can't go wrong photographing them. Have a great 4th weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember seeing our first Crepe Myrtle in a rest area near Ocala. I asked some passerby if he knew what it was and he looked at me as if I'd asked what a tree was -- apparently everybody knows these beautiful trees, but they don't grow in the Pacific Northwest.

Linda said...

They are really lovely! :)

Kay said...

Crepe myrtle is one of the niceties of summer.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the crepe myrtle Lowell even thought it may be the tree for my back garden, was worried they might get a bit big though.

magiceye said...

They are magnificent!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

As árvores floridas são sempre espectaculares.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Andarilhar

Sharon Anck said...

These really are beautiful. I love flowering trees!

Halcyon said...

We were always told to trim them into the shape of an ice cream cone at the end of summer to keep the size manageable. They are lovely trees/bushes. :)

RedPat said...

Very pretty - we don't have them here - too bad!

Karl Demetz said...

They are gorgeous, Lowell !

stardust said...

Lovely photos of Crape myrtle. Crape myrtles are very popular in Japan, too. The flowers look inspiring when they bloom gloriously despite scorching heat. Their name is “Sarusuber” (monkey-slips) perhaps due to the slippery-looking smooth bark with which monkeys can slip down and is written 百日紅 in Chinese Characters meaning “one-hundred-day crimson”. Crape myrtle will bloom soon in Nara. When I see the blossoms, I'll think of you.

Yoko

Laura. M said...

Wooowww.... que preciosas están 🌸🌹🌺🌷🌸
Un abrazo.

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful flowering tree to add to the landscape.
MB

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