In the Garden
Crepe myrtles are among the world’s best flowering trees. They are native to eastern Asia and are hardy in most parts of Australia. They are a beautiful addition to any garden and are particularly stunning in summer when covered in beautiful flowers.
A deciduous, vase-shaped tree about 6-8m tall. It is often severely pruned and grown as a shrub 3-4m tall. Trusses of white, pink, mauve or purple blooms appear in late summer. The petals are ruffled, with a crepe-like texture. In autumn the mid-green leaves turn yellow, orange or red (depending on the variety) before falling. Unpruned crepe myrtles develop beautifully coloured, smooth, mottled trunks.