Plant ID forum: We need help identifying this tree.

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Blaine
May 19, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Any idea what type of tree this is?
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Bonehead
May 19, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Blaine, where is the tree located? That would help narrow it down. And welcome to NGA, hope you enjoy this site.
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rocklady
May 19, 2016 2:07 PM CST
It appears to me that it is a crepe myrtle.
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 4:30 PM CST
I agree. Looks like it may have been cut down at some time with all that thicket of growth as the result. They tend to have lots of suckers even when full grown too.
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Frillylily
May 19, 2016 4:36 PM CST
definitely a crepe myrtle. They get really beautiful blooms later in the summer. I don't think there is a fragrance. Bees like them. Birds will nest in them. They are drought tolerant once established. They are not evergreen. They usually get a neat looking bark on them.
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rocklady
May 19, 2016 4:39 PM CST
If you look closely, you will see seed pods that are definitely crepe myrtle. If you cut off the spent flowers, they will bloom again. One year I had three flushes on mine.
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plantladylin
May 19, 2016 4:44 PM CST
I agree too, Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia)
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porkpal
May 19, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Mine keep blooming even if I don't remove the spent blooms.
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Blaine
May 19, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Thank you so much!

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