White crepe myrtles received their name for the tissue thin flowers they produce, which resembles crepe paper. These can be used as trees in the landscape or pruned into shrubs. This deciduous plant is a favorite choice for home gardeners because it flowers early in the spring and continues until the fall. The blooms appear in clusters of 6 to 18 inches, with dark green foliage.
In addition to beautiful blooms, white crepe myrtles have ornamental bark that makes it pleasing to the eye. You can plant it near entrances, porches or walkways to add curb appeal. If you prefer to prune it into a shrub, the crepe myrtle can be placed just about anywhere in your yard. In addition to being tolerant of dry conditions, this plant is also known for being resistant to diseases and pests, making it fairly low maintenance for home or beginning gardeners.