Pink Crepe Myrtles in Western Australia
By Judy Evans
February 13, 2017 7:40am CST
While we were in Nannup, Western Australia, recently, I saw some beautiful crepe myrtle trees. These deciduous trees are native to eastern Asia and hybrids now give the home gardener a choice of colours, heights and spreads. The trees are also resistant to powdery mildew, a fungal disease which can be difficult to control. The botanical name is Lagerstroemia indica. White, pink mauve and purple varieties are available but this pink one was stunning. The ruffled petals have a crepe-like texture hence the name. The trunks can develop beautifully coloured, mottled trunks.
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