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The previous home owner has planted these in my backyard in Austin, Texas. They are blooming currently. What are these beautiful flowers?
That is a crepe myrtle, Lagerstroemia sp. Possibly L. fauriei.
This is a genus of flowering shubs and trees in the loosestrife family. Most of them are hardy in zones 8 and up, but L. fauriei is hardy to zone 6b.
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