This is known also as the PRIDE of INDIA. It suffers from wind burn here and has to be planted in a protected area. I grew mine in a large pot for years in my courtyard. The flowers are much larger than any I have seen growing in Southern USA. We don't get color varieties here only purple and light pink! I have tried rooting pieces of crepe myrtle from the states here but it was never successful. :(
Dubai UAE zone 11
Pride of India flowers in Bali, Indonesia, October 1990
bush in May, Hawaii- no flowers this time of year I guess
seed in May
Flower trusses can be up to 2'
This is the largest and tallest crepe myrtle, up to 60' in the tropics
Small pink variety South Florida
Pink variety, multiple blooms.
Close up of pink variety flowers in South Florida.
Flowers just before opening.
Beautiful flowers and leaves. Great small to medium tree but trunk can be misshapen as seen in previous pict.
Purple variety growing happily in South Florida.
This small to medium tree puts on a great show of leaves, flowers, and seed pods all at the same time.
Close up of purple variety seed pods. Purple pods are larger than the pink variety.
Queen's Crape Myrtle purple
Queen's Crape Myrtle
In someone's garden. April 15, 2012.
Cape Coral Florida, June 2011