This is the time of year when you see various colors of Crepe Myrtle Trees (Lagerstroemia indica) blooming. The most common colors for South Florida are White, Light Pink, Dark Pink, Purple, and Red. Richard Lyons Nursery usually has these colors in stock. Call ahead for availability.
The primary reason for growing these trees is for their beautiful blooms. However, as an added bonus, these trees shed their bark, creating a very smooth, almost sanded look. While they shed their leaves in the winter, this just highlights the afore mentioned smooth trunk and branches.