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FAQ's: Crape Myrtles, the Lilac Of The South

Theresa Friday
Horticulture Extension Agent
Santa Rosa County
6263 Dogwood Drive
Milton, FL   32570
tlfriday@ufl.edu
850-623-3868
850-623-6151

Without question, the crape myrtle is the premier summer flowering tree along the Gulf Coast. All cultivars prefer full sun, good air movement and well drained soil. Even when planted in the "right place," crape myrtles may develop problems.