Crape Myrtles are trees in the Lagerstroemia genus of the Loosestrife family. Other members of the Loosestrife family include Pomegranate trees, Loosestrife, Redstem, and Toothcups.

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) in Joseph Schneider Park. Photo by queerbychoice.Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is a deciduous shrub or small tree from Asia. It usually grows 15 to 25 feet tall and is commonly planted for its long-lasting flowers and occasional fall color However, it is frequently colonized by crape myrtle aphids and consequently becomes sticky with honeydew and often also covered with invasive Argentine ants.

Close-up view of flowers on a Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) street tree on County Road 25A in Spring Lake.Male and female flowers are borne on the same tree. Crape Myrtle is ranked 5 out of 10 on the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale, indicating a moderate tendency to cause hay fever. It is planted at Charles Brooks Community Swim Center, City HallDave Douglass Park, Dick Klenhard Ballfield Complex, Everman Park, Freeman Park, John Ferns Park, Joseph Schneider Park, Pioneer Park, Ralph Harris Park, Rick Gonzales, Sr., Park, William Crawford, Sr., ParkWoodland City CemeteryWoodland Opera HouseWoodland Public LibraryWoodland Sports Park, and Woodside Park. It is also planted as a street tree on 1st Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Street, Alice StreetBartlett AvenueBeamer StreetBliss Avenue, Bush Street, Carnegie WayClanton Way, Cleveland StreetClover Street, College Street, County Road 98, County Road 102, Court Street, Cross Street, Dead Cat Alley, Dog Gone AlleyEast Gibson Road, East Gum Avenue, East Main Street, East Street, Elliot StreetElm Street, Grafton Street, Hays StreetJackson Street, Johnston StreetKentucky Avenue, Laurel Street, Lemen AvenueLocust StreetMain Street, Mallard Drive, Marshall Avenue, Matmor RoadMcKinley AvenueNorth College Street, North Street, Oak Avenue, Park Avenue, Pendegast StreetPershing AvenuePioneer Avenue, Sports Park Drive, and Walnut Street.


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