Crepe Myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting flowers which occur in summer and bloom for up to 120 days! The leaves vary from 5–20 cm (2–8 in). While all species are woody in nature, they can range in height from over 30 m (100 ft) to under 30 cm (1 ft); most, however, are small to medium multiple-trunked trees and shrubs. The leaves of temperate species provide autumn color.
Flowers are borne in summer and autumn in a loose branching cluster of crinkled flowers with a crepe-like texture. Colors vary from deep purple to red to white, with almost every shade in between. Crepe Myrtles are dormant through much of the spring and even early summer, so we cannot guarantee the color until they bloom...consider one of natures wonderful surprises!