This is a fast-growing deciduous tree with interesting cinnamon-brown bark and large, eye-catching clusters of white flowers. A selection of a crapemyrtle native to Japan, 'Fantasy' is mildew- resistant, multi-stemmed and vase-shaped. The flower clusters appear in summer along the top sides of branches and the long, dark-green leaves drape downward. The leaves turn yellow in Fall.
Both more cold-hardy and heat-tolerant than its parent, ‘Fantasy’ should be planted in full sun and moist, well-drained...
A selection of a crapemyrtle native to Japan, ‘Townhouse’ is a fast growing deciduous tree with flaking reddish-brown bark and a profusion of white flowers. Multi-stemmed, it grows in the shape of a V with a rounded canopy. The clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in summer on branch tips and the long dark-green leaves drape downward. In fall, the leaves turn a golden yellow.
Both cold hardy and heat tolerant, ‘Townhouse’ should be planted in full sun on a well-drained, moist soil. It is...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, summer flowering shrub to small tree that originates from China. It is best known for its large clusters of brightly colored blooms that appear at its branch tips. These dazzling flowers can be in shades of white, red, purple or pink, depending on the cultivar (of which there are many).
The glossy leaves of crapemyrtle emerge pale green to bronze in the spring, turn dark to medium green in the summer, then transition to bronze, yellow, orange or red in the fall....
This dwarf crapemyrtle selection, 'Baton Rouge,' (also known as 'Beverly') is a miniature weeping shrub with green leaves and dark pinkish red flowers. Flowering can begin as early as the latter weeks of spring and continue up until frost. In fall, the leaves turn yellow, orange and red.
Like other crapemrytles in the Dixie Series, 'Baton Rouge' tolerates heat and drought and grows on any well-drained soil that is highly too alkaline. However, occasional watering, especially as this plant begins...
This dwarf crapemyrtle is a compact, deciduous shrub admired for heavy flowering and its low, broad habit. From early summer to fall, 'Bayou Marie' produces bi-colored blossoms in clusters on the tips of its branches. The petals of the flowers are crinkled, lavender-pink and edged with a deeper reddish-pink. The dual color of the flowers is most pronounced when temperatures are mild. This shrub has gray-green leaves that turn a mix of orange and red in autumn. New branches are red in color, and typically...
(Berlingot Menthe Crapemyrtle, Crapemyrtle)
The showy, compact crapemyrtle ‘Berlingot Menthe’ has beautiful bi-colored blooms of pink and white. A heat-loving compact shrub descended from a species native to eastern Asia, it has medium-green leaves that turn shades of red in the fall. In midsummer it bears large clusters of dark rosy-pink flowers edged in white. It has mottled red-brown bark that adds appeal to the winter landscape.
Like most crapemyrtles, it tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot, sunny locations....
(Bicolored Crapemyrtle, Crapemyrtle)
This semi-dwarf crapemyrtle, 'Bi-color,' is a fairly upright, deciduous shrub that produces clusters of white and red flowers on the tips of its branches. The main flush of bloom comes in midsummer and lasts a few weeks. Afterward flowering continues sporadically until frost in autumn. Prune off spent flower clusters to promote a succeeding flush of flowers, which will start in a few weeks.
'Bi-color' tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot, sunny locations. As this...
This dwarf crapemyrtle, 'Bourbon Street,'(also known as'June Marie') is a miniature shrub with gray-green leaves and watermelon-red flowers. Bloom starts in late spring and continue until frost. In fall, the leaves turn shades of yellow, orange and orange-red.
Like other crapemyrtles in the Dixie Series, this shrub tolerates heat and drought and almost any well-drained soil that is not highly alkaline. Nonetheless, adequate moisture, especially as flowering begins, keeps the leaves green and bloom...
(Byer's Wonderful White Crapemyrtle, Crapemyrtle)
A wonderful white-flowering crapemyrtle, 'Byer's Wonderful White' (also known as 'Alabama White' and 'Byars White') is a heat-loving, cold-hardy deciduous tree with unusually large flower clusters. It has a multi-stemmed base and an upright habit widening to a lovely broad rounded canopy. Its glossy leaves are dark green and turn shades of orange-red in the fall. In summer, it bears very large, loose panicles, or clusters, of crinkly, white flowers on practically every branch tip.
A large, upright, multi-trunked, deciduous shrub,
Candycane' produces a profusion of gently arching or pendent bi-color flower clusters. From early summer onward, 'Candycane' produces pink flowers with ruffled white edges on branch tips. Within these white edges there are deep pink veins, or "stripes". It is a heat-loving plant that has green leaves that turn to splattered orange, yellow and red in fall.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny...