Here you see how I positioned my Crepe Myrtle tree in the front yard. I understand you can also allow these to become a bush, but I like it better this way. In the background, on the left, is the Chanticleer Pear tree I planted last year; on the right is one of the two Autumn Blaze maples, also planted last year. Those are supposed to be really spectacular in the autumn.
The new tree had some blooms on it already when we brought it home, and now it seems more are opening up.
Here's a closeup. I think I'm going to love this tree; I'll bet the hummingbirds love it, too. It can bloom up to six months straight!