'Townhouse' is notable for its exceptionally wide, multi-trunked form and dark, rusty-brown bark, possibly the darkest of any crepe myrtle. Covered with pure white flowers in summer and excellent fall color, this handsome tree is a true four-season beauty.
This is the original tree that arose as a chance seedling found underneath the 'Fantasy' Japanese crepe myrtle (near the Wilder Visitor Center). Students in the 1980s selected it to feature in the model garden they constructed, the Townhouse Garden, hence its name.
A JC Raulston Arboretum Introduction
Sign Sponsored by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust