Crapemyrtle (Crape Myrtle)Lagerstroemia indica
The crapemyrtle is often referred to as the "lilac of the South." With its striking flowers, handsome bark and attractive foliage, this species is a favorite for landscapes. It can be grown as either a shrub or small tree and is often used in groupings, containers, hedges and screens. You can even find the common crapemyrtle used as small street trees in urban settings.
If you live in the right region, this could be a show-stopping addition to your yard.