A long period of striking summer flower color, attractive fall foliage, superior bark exfoliation, good disease and insect resistance and good drought tolerance all combine to make this Crape-Myrtle a favorite small tree for either formal or informal landscapes. It is highly recommended for planting in urban and suburban areas.  It does not attract wildlife and has no significant litter problem. It has showy trunk and branches.  The branches droop as the tree grows, and will require pruning for vehicular or pedestrian clearance beneath the canopy.  It is routinely grown with, or trainable to be grown with, multiple trunks.