Landscape Architect: Howard Cohen
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5. Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Locally known as: Sawani, dhaytiTopping the charts for easy care, crepe myrtle is a near-perfect patio tree for warm climates. In spring and summer the trees bloom with showy clusters of flowers in colours that can range from white to pale pink, deep magenta and red.Ideal climate type: 1, 2a, 2cBest for: Planting as a feature tree against a backdrop wall, or even against some beautiful foliage planting.
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1. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Topping the charts for seasonal interest and easy care, crape myrtle is a near-perfect patio tree for warm climates. In spring and summer the trees bloom with showy clusters of flowers in colors from white to pale pink, deep magenta and red. In fall the leaves turn bronze and red, even in areas with a mild winter chill, and the peeling bark adds interest in winter. Crape myrtles need little care to thrive —although annual pruning is essential to keep them small — and can tolerate baking heat. Where it will grow: Hardy to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 15 degrees Celsius (USDA zones 7 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moderate Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 25 feet tall and wide; can be kept smaller with pruning