I bought this Crepe Myrtle about ten years ago from a clearance area for three dollars because it was only a couple of feet tall, had only one spindly stalk and not too many leaves. Despite that, it had one big beautiful flower at the top of its only branch and I loved it’s spirit. I took it home and babied it for the first couple of years. It grew slowly but after that it just thrived. Now, this is the wonderful sight I see every morning when I wake up.