Answer: If you're interested in growing crape myrtles, look for mildew-resistant varieties such as ?Catawba,? ?Cherokee,? ?Seminole? or ?Zuni.? These typically grow 10-20 feet in height.
The European olive (Oleo europaea) performs well in hot, dry climates like ours and has attractive silvery leaves. It is evergreen. Consider a fruitless variety such as ?Monher? to eliminate the mess of falling olives.
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