crimson crape myrtle

Quiz: Which tree is LITERALLY the monkey’s playground?

Answer: The “saru-suberi” which means the Monkey’s Slide. That’s Japanese name for the Crape Myrtle tree and is so-called because the bark of the tree is very smooth and must make a great slide for any monkey!

Crape myrtle flowers can be various shades of pink to purple or white.

 

 

White crape myrtle with striking trunk and bark

White crape myrtle with striking trunk and bark

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