(Crapemyrtle, Dynamite™ Crapemyrtle)
Dynamite™ crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, large shrub or small tree with an attractive upright to fountain-shaped habit. This eastern Asian native has glossy dark green leaves that are reddish when they first emerge and turn shades of orange-red in the fall. In summer it bears many large clusters of crinkly, bright cherry red flowers at its branch tips. Mature plants have pretty exfoliating bark.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations....
(Crapemyrtle, Pink Velour™ Crapemyrtle)
Pink Velour™ crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, large shrub with an attractive arching to fountain-shaped habit. It originates from eastern Asia and has glossy dark green leaves that are red-hued when they first emerge, become dark green with purplish tinrs and then turn shades of rusty orange and brown in the fall. In summer it bears many large clusters of crinkly, vibrant pink flowers at its branch tips rising from reddish buds. Mature plants have pretty exfoliating bark.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant...
(Crapemyrtle, Red Rocket™ Crapemyrtle)
Talk about a festival of red! Red Rocket™ crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, small tree with an attractive upright habit with few horizontal branches. This eastern Asian native has glossy leaves that are dark red when they first emerge. These slowly change to dark green by late spring and turn shades of orange and red in the fall. In summer, large clusters of red buds appear and open to show off many crinkly, bright red flowers. Mature plants have pretty exfoliating bark.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant of...
Tightwad Red™ crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, small mounding shrub. It has small leaves that are red-hued when they first emerge, quickly fade to a light green and deepen to dark green by late spring. Its new branches are also red in color. From midsummer to frost, this compact crapemyrtle bears many clusters of sterile, crinkled, pale red flowers at its branch tips. Occasionally some of the flower petals may be lighter because cool, overcast summers yield duller bloom colors.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant...
This crapemyrtle, Siren Red™, is a heat-loving, large deciduous shrub with a long blooming season. Descended from a native of eastern Asia, it has glossy, leathery, medium-green leaves that are red when they emerge in spring and turn red and orange in autumn. Starting in summer, Siren Red™ (also known as 'Whit Vii), blooms in clusters on branch tips and continues into autumn until frost. Prune spent clusters to encourage new flushes of bloom. The buds and the flowers are a rich blood-red. Mature...
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(Dixie Dwarf Crapemyrtle, Dwarf Crapemyrtle)
The Dixie Series is a collection of ten miniature, weeping, shrub crapemyrtles. They grow no taller than thigh high and several grow only shin high. These summer-blooming deciduous shrubs boast flowers in a range of colors from purple to red or pink. Leaves are typically an attractive dark-green in spring and summer and in fall change into a kaleidoscope of yellow, orange and red.
Dixie dwarf crapemrytles are heat and drought-tolerant shrubs that can be planted in practically any well-drained...
The Petite Series is a collection of dwarf crapemyrtles, all maturing to about chest height, with flower colors ranging from white and yellow to pink and red. They are heat-loving deciduous shrubs that flower at varying times in mid to late summer, often lingering into autumn. Their fall foliage is typically golden yellow to orange-red.
Like most crapemyrtles, those in the Petite Series tolerate a wide range of soils, if well-drained, and grow best in sunny locations. Powdery mildew (a leaf...
(Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle)
The small purplish tubular flowers of henbit look pretty close up but otherwise this cool-season annual or biennial weed is a garden nightmare. Eurasian in origin, it is an aggressive invasive spreader than plagues lawns, vegetable beds and roadside meadows, especially in eastern North America.
The four-sided purplish stems of henbit sprawl horizontally but turn upwards at the tips. Opposite pairs of green hairy leaves kissed with purple line the stems. The round leaf surfaces are hairy and...