Definition of queen's crape myrtle
- The queen's crape myrtle, L. speciosa, is a tall tree with hefty spikes of flowers in June and July. … In the fall, the robust leaves turn vivid red and fall after cold spells.
- —James Watson, Miami (Florida) Herald, 27 May 1990
- Unusual tropicals include … a queen crape myrtle with huge lilac clusters and orchids hanging from trees and on the fence.
- —Bette Smith, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 20 Aug. 1993