The crepe myrtle is an attractive tree with it's leaves turning nice colors in the fall and the trucks of the tree are both unusual and pretty. I found this link to a Southern Living article on the tree: www.southernliving.com.
This tree came from www.arborday.org . I had made a donation and received 10 trees. We planted them and then recorded their growth for a homeschool science project. One thing is true if you visit the south you will see that the crepe myrtle is the tree of the south.