The project of converting my front yard from turf grass with Asian shrubs to all native plants.

doggone crape myrtle

Very bushy and flowery example of a crepe myrtle.

I found out you can properly spell it crape or crepe, by the way.

This very summer I cut this back to just the trunks and now look at it. I had planned to plant a highly aggressive vine on it to help kill it. But I don't think it'll get the opportunity. If I get a moment today I'm going to chop it down fully and use stump killer on it.

I see why these are so popular with American humans. They flower prettily. And virtually impossible to kill.