Crape MyrtleSunday, May 17, 2009
I have always noticed a particular plant that is grown on many road dividers. Yesterday, on my way to an eatery for breakfast, I decided to stop and take some pictures of the small trees.
They have big, showy flowers that last for two to four months.
This shrub is commonly known as Crape Myrtle.
Its botanic name is Lagerstroemia Indica.
They have large panicles of lovely crinkled flowers with a crepe-like texture that are long-lasting.
The large panicles colour vary from red shades to lavender (no picture here) to white.
This shrub is best grown in average, medium-moisture and well-drained soil in full sunlight.
Have you planted one in your garden before? I wonder if this plant can grow well in medium-sized containers. If it does, maybe I should consider getting one for my garden :-)
Updated on 21 May 2009: Pictures of Crape Myrtle's purple and red panicles...