1. Crape Myrtles love heat and humidity.
2. Crapes are fragrant. You seldom hear that mentioned but
they have a very sweet scent, noticed up close.
The Crape Myrtle in the previous picture will be limbed up
to match this one on the opposite side. He-who-mows had
Crape Flowers in his shirt after he mowed.
4. Crape Myrtles have beautiful exfoliating bark.
Older trees have smooth trunks.
5. Grumpy Gardener once said that Crapes come in different colors so you can choose just one.
I have four colors but try to group like colors. I use more of 'Lilacina' than any other.
In the fall, the leaves do add some color after bloom is over.
Multi-stemmed trunks add a sculptural look.
Crape Myrtles are not picky about soil being acid or alkaline. They
do require good drainage.
Moving a crape is best done after they lose their leaves in fall. One moved in summer may sulk for a year and look dead but finally put out leaves. I would not intentionally stress one this way.
Propagation can be by seeds, cuttings or by suckers. Cutting the roots will cause them to throw new plants on the roots which can then be moved in cold weather.