SOLVED: Please ID

Sunnyvale, CA

We saw this tree with interesting bark while walking in Sunnyvale, CA yesterday. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

I suspect that is yet another Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia sp.), of which there are many named selections and whose exfoliating bark results in these array of smoothish surfaces and colorful canvasses.

See this source of information from the US National Arboretum, where the work of the late Dr. Donald Egolf resulted in a tree-mendous collection of disease-resistant and colorful landscape trees from this genus. Looks like more than 30 listed.

https://www.usna.usda.gov/science/plant-introductions-and-releases/plant-intros-genus1/

When you see these in bloom (or if you are familiar with a selection's bark characteristics) you might begin to narrow down which clone it might be.

Sunnyvale, CA

Thanks so much. Very helpful!

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