Pink Crepe Myrtles in Western Australia

@JudyEv (142464)
Bunbury, Australia
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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@Juliaacv (35373)
• Canada
13 Feb 17
They are just beautiful, thanks for sharing, there are no blooms outside in our area these days at all!
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@marlina (80847)
• Canada
13 Feb 17
All we see here right now is white stuff.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
And photos always look like black and white ones - unless there is a brightly coloured car or something.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
@marlina Hopefully it won't be too long till spring.
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Feb 17
Looks purdy. Nice that the gardeners have choices.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It's gorgeous isn't it?
@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
14 Feb 17
@TheHorse I had to look up 'purdy'. Seems to be American English.
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Feb 17
@MALUSE It's not even a real word. It's how "country bumpkins" might pronounce "pretty."
@LadyDuck (189330)
• Switzerland
13 Feb 17
I agree that this one is just beautiful, I love the colour so much.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
The colour is very delicate isn't it?
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@LadyDuck (189330)
• Switzerland
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv Yes it is and I love the shades of pink.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Feb 17
@LadyDuck It seems rare flower. I have not seen like that here in our place.
@marguicha (106554)
• Chile
14 Feb 17
The flower is absolutly splendid!!!
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
You can imagine what a complete tree in bloom looks like.
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@marguicha (106554)
• Chile
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv Awesome! Those are the kin of trees we want in our gardens
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 17
@marguicha I should think they would grow there.
@youless (94786)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 17
These flowers are very beautiful. I see the similar here.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It seems the crepe myrtle is found in many different places.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Feb 17
@youless, I have not seen this kind in our place.
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@syeow1 (5140)
• India
13 Feb 17
Oh it looks so beautiful..
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
Thank you. I'm pleased you like it. :)
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
13 Feb 17
Our home up north is landscaped with pink flowering trees and shrubs. Love the ruffled petals.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
I'm sure it looks lovely if all the trees and shrubs are pink. What a good idea.
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@DianneN (92612)
• United States
16 Feb 17
@JudyEv I love pink! The rock garden is a jumble of pinks, lavender, blue, purple, and white. We had a landscaper do the front in pink.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb 17
@DianneN Sounds sooooooo nice. Hope you share a photo of it one day.
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@allknowing (73397)
• India
14 Feb 17
They look like the kind of bougainvillea I have in our garden
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It does a bit but the petals are more ruffled. Your bouganvillea is a pretty colour too.
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@shaggin (39929)
• United States
14 Feb 17
@allknowing those are gorgeous
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@allknowing (73397)
• India
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv I have two different types. One has full blooms and this one here is like paper but the bad thing is they dry up.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 17
How pretty and colourful! I like them
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It is a very pretty tree especially when covered in blossom.
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@garymarsh6 (14764)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv Our ornamental cherry trees look like this in the spring. My county of Kent is beautiful in spring with all the orchards in bloom.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 I can imagine it would be. We have many orchards around here too. Our countryside turns pink when the fruit trees start to bloom.
@much2say (41004)
• United States
13 Feb 17
Very pretty, aren't they? There are many of these in the area here . . . I think there are different colors as well (like an almost magenta or white). Apparently they do well in droughts!
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It's good to know they grow over there. They must be pretty hardy as in some areas here they don't get a lot of water.
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@much2say (41004)
• United States
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv I think the white ones here are blooming everywhere right now. We got our rain this season and with the sun coming out in all its glory now, they are showing off !
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
@much2say Some seasons really suit some trees.
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• New Delhi, India
14 Feb 17
I love the color...I can look at it over and over again
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
The colour is so delicate - just beautiful.
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• New Delhi, India
15 Feb 17
@JudyEv yes..good morning
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Feb 17
The flower is beautiful and I can see the ruffles in the petals. Beautiful picture.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
The petals feel like crepe paper too.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Feb 17
@JudyEv Awesome!
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@Happy2BeMe (75420)
• Canada
13 Feb 17
Wow that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it's beauty with us.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
Plants like this really do lift your spirits don't they?
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@Happy2BeMe (75420)
• Canada
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv They sure do especially with the weather we have been having.
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@silvermist (20094)
• India
13 Feb 17
@JudyEv Absolutely lovely flowers.Thanks for sharing the photo.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
I'm glad you enjoyed it. When I spotted it I just had to take a photo.
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@silvermist (20094)
• India
14 Feb 17
@JudyEv So now we too could enjoy the beauty of those pink Myrtles.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
16 Feb 17
they are beautiful
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb 17
It is a lovely delicate shade.
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@sueznewz2 (10155)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Feb 17
It's very pretty and bright... it looks like one we have in the uk... but I do not know what it's name is...
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 17
It seems they are relatively common in the US so they could easily be in the UK.
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@spaceseed (2878)
• India
14 Feb 17
you are a beautiful flower who always spread your fragrance with such lovely discussion
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
Thank you. That is a very kind comment. :)
@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
14 Feb 17
Very pretty trees, I wish I had some in my garden.
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
The blossoms are really lovely aren't they?
@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Feb 17
That is a truly beautiful flower. One can look at it all day long and never have enough
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
It is certainly beautiful. When a complete tree is in bloom I nearly go into raptures!
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@Hate2Iron (8165)
• Canada
13 Feb 17
Those are gorgeous!!! Doubt that we can grow them here though :(
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@JudyEv (142464)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 17
I guess it would get too cold for them there.