We have 3 Crepe Myrtles trees and 4 as shrubs.
They all need to be cut back every year as the bloom appears on new growth. Beautiful, but the flowers are messy if they are in a location that you walk on.
And they are prone to infestation, which means they drip sap.
Skin kids - Jason, Kevin, Allison
Canine kids - Bennett & Bailey (always in our hearts), Riley, Banker, Rogue and Boz
Feline kids - Zoey, Talley and Abra