If you are looking for a colorful focal point to your yard in the hot summer months, look no further than the Crape Myrtle. Our climate is about as far north as this tree can survive, so it is a good idea to take advantage of all it has to offer. It’s flowers bloom in an assortment of colors based on species, its leaves provide a beautiful autumnal display, and the bark of the tree is soft and colorful. It can be an excellent addition to any landscape.
Colors of the Crape Myrtle flowers range from pinks and purples, to vibrant yellows, reds, and whites. The bark of a Crape Myrtle is often smooth, with a cinnamon or light grey coloration. In some species, the bark can be easily peeled away to reveal another layer of bark with a pink tint. The plant usually reaches full color in August, in the full heat of the summer; but its incredible beauty continues throughout the year. As autumn sets in, the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange, gold, and red; complementing the bark below wonderfully. In some species, the leaves may even turn to a dark purple. In the winter time, the tree lies dormant but the bare branches and trunk show its color strikingly well against the white backdrop of snowfall. The leaves begin to grow back in the late spring; and can be quite the focal point in your yard.
Wiesner Bros. Nursery has been serving the Staten Island community for 90 years. Housing the only Landscape Architect working on the island, we are the most trusted name in bringing year-round beauty to your home. For more information on our services or to get a quote; stop in to our 8 acre nursery and garden center, or call us at 718-761-5141.