TREASURE TREES

051 Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

This Crape Myrtle stands onsite with three other original Treasure Trees: #023, #052 and #068. The house on the property was built in 1926, although it is unlikely that this tree was planted at this time. It is suspected that Ms. Feeny, the home’s former owner and a horticulturist, planted the tree in the mid-20th century when she populated the two-acre property with specimens that came from Asia

Statistics (1992/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 101"/143"
  • Height (Ft.): 44'/32'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 35'/30'
  • Total Points: 154/183

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Caudle
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Fred and Debra Rhoad
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Oakdale
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Crape Myrtles are versatile trees that feature flowering blooms from June until fall. Although they are susceptible to diseases such as powdery mildew, almost all new varieties have been bred to develop resistance. This tree is a favorite of southern gardeners for its color and of urban foresters for their urban hardiness.
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