Small tree with a compact, rounded head and smooth, mottled bark. Lime-green spring leaves age green through summer and turn brilliant red, orange, and yellow colours through autumn. Large, cone-shaped panicles of deep-pink to red flowers in summer. Will handle moderate winds. Lagerstroemia ‘Saint Emilion’ (Crepe Myrtle) grows to 3.5m (H) x 3m (W) in 10 years.