The U.S. National Arboretum
Cherokee crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, open-branched, large shrub that arose from the hybridization of other crapemyrtle cultivars. By midsummer it bears clusters of crinkled, subdued-red (or powdered coral-red) flowers at its branch tips among glossy, dark green leaves. In autumn, the leaves turn a brilliant red with hints of purple. The smooth, attractive bark, mottled light-gray, tan and brown, becomes the ornamental highlight in winter.
Like other crapemyrtles, it tolerates a wide range...
This compact crapemyrtle, 'Chisam Fire,' is a free-flowering deciduous shrub with green leaves and bright red to purplish red flowers in clusters at the tips of its branches. Heavy flowering typically starts by midsummer and lighter flowering can continue until frost. In fall, the leaves turn yellow, orange and red. The longest branches tend to arch slightly, giving the tree a graceful shape.
Like other dwarf crapemrytles, 'Chisam Fire' tolerates heat, drought, and almost any well-drained soil...
(Cordon Bleu Crapemyrtle, Crapemyrtle)
Cordon Bleu crapemyrtle (also 'Cordon Blue' or 'Louisa') is a heat-loving, miniature shrub that originates from eastern Asia. By midsummer, possibly as early as late spring, it bears many large clusters of crinkled lavender-blue flowers at branch tips. It has glossy, dark green leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Mature plants have attractive exfoliating bark and add winter interest to the garden.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils and grows...
(Country Red Crapemyrtle, Crapemyrtle)
One of the oldest of crapemyrtle cultivars, ‘Country Red’ (also known as 'Pure Red') is a hardy, heat-loving, summer-flowering, large deciduous shrub descended from a species native to China. It is best known for its bright, blood-red flowers, which gather in loose clusters on the branch tips. Its leaves are dark green in spring and summer and then transition to a dulled yellow-orange in autumn. Mature plants may take, with some pruning, a beautiful vase-shape and will have attractive, exfoliating...
(Crapemyrtle, Dallas Red Crapemyrtle)
Descended from a species of crapemyrtle native to eastern Asia, ‘Dallas Red’ is a small, heat-loving, multi-stemmed deciduous tree. In summer it bears large, loose clusters of crinkled, vivid violet-red flowers at its branch tips. Its leaves are dark to medium green in spring and summer and turn shades of orange-red in the fall. Mature plants have an upright but broad canopy and attractive exfoliating bark.
Like other crapemyrtles, ‘Dallas Red’ is tolerant of a wide range of soils that are well-drained...
(Crapemyrtle, Delta Blush Crapemyrtle)
Descended from a species of crapemyrtle native to China and Korea, ‘Delta Blush’ is a dwarf deciduous shrub with green leaves and pinkish blossoms. The flowers are gathered into loose showy clusters on branch tips. Bloom can begin as early as mid to late spring, is profuse in early summer and, if the first clusters are removed when spent, may continue more lightly until frost.In fall, the leaves change from green to an array of yellows and oranges.
Like other crapemyrtles, ‘Delta Blush’ tolerates...
(Crapemyrtle, Firebird Crapemyrtle)
Descended from a crapemyrtle native to China and Korea, ‘Firebird’ is a heat-loving, medium-to-large-sized deciduous tree. In midsummer it bears showy clusters of deep red flowers at its branch tips. It has glossy, dark green leaves in spring and summer that turn shades of orange and red in the fall. Mature plants have a broad, upright habit and attractive exfoliating beige and pinkish bark.
Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Firebird’ tolerates a wide range of soils that are well-drained soils and grows...
(Crapemyrtle, Glowing Rose Crapemyrtle)
This shrubby crapemyrtle, descended from a species native to China and Korea, is a deciduous shrub admired for its early show of pink flowers. Bloom starts in late spring in warmer climates and early summer in cooler climates. The flowers gather in loose clusters on the tips of the branches.
Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Glowing Rose’ tolerates a wide range of soils that are well-drained, and grows best in hot, sunny locations. Powdery mildew (a disfiguring leaf disease) may be a problem and can be...
This semi-dwarf crapemyrtle is a fairly open branching, deciduous shrub that produces white to light pink flowers. From very early summer onward, 'Hope' produces pink buds and then pale pink blossoms in clusters on branch tips, many with red stems. It is a heat-loving plant that has green leaves with yellow-green undersides in the growing season, turning fully yellow and dropping relatively early in fall.
Crapemyrtle tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations....
Dwarf crapemyrtle 'Houston' is a small deciduous shrub with green leaves and watermelon-red (or pink) blossoms. Flowering begins by midsummer and recurs more lightly into early autumn when the leaves turn shades of orange and red. Though this shrub is very short, its branches can grow long enough to weep.
Like most crapemyrtles, 'Houston' tolerates heat,drought, and almost any well-drained soil that is not highly alkaline. Good moisture, especially as plants begin to flower, is essential to maintain...