A strong-growing free-flowering deciduous shrub producing an abundance of soft-fringed flowers during the Summer months. The Crape Myrtle delights in a light rich soil and a warm sunny situation, the climate of San Francisco being too cold for this most beautiful shrub, so it is not advisable to plant it in that neighborhood, but in the interior of the State and in southern counties it should be in every yard.

Propagate by cuttings in the early Fall; grow them in pots until they are ready to be planted out.