Crape Myrtles are one of the most popular trees because they are absolutely beautiful. They can also be quite popular because they grow quite quickly and they provide a bit of shade and color during all the seasons. The larger varieties, in particular, grow quite quickly, which is important for those who are planting trees to raise the value of their home. In general, Crape Myrtles are resilient and can withstand quite a bit of stress (either in the form of dehydration, children, and pests). More cold weather varieties becoming available, making them adaptable to more locations.