JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
This semi-dwarf crapemyrtle is a compact, deciduous shrub admired for its ruffled pink flowers with thin white edges. It has superb drought tolerance and resistance to the leaf disease, powdery mildew. From mid-summer onward, 'Prairie Lace' blooms with large clusters of flowers on branch tips. It is a heat-loving plant with leaves that are reddish when they emerge, green in the growing season and orange-red or red in autumn.
Like most crapemyrtles 'Prairie Lace' is tolerant of a wide range of...
This dwarf crapemyrtle grows into a compact, deciduous shrub that is admired for exceptionally rich-colored flowers. From midsummer onward, 'Purple Velvet' produces deep purple blossoms in clusters on branch tips. The color is so rich that it even has a cast of blackish purple in direct sunlight. This is a heat-loving plant that maintains dark green leaves in the growing season. They turn orange and red in autumn.
Like most crapemyrtles, 'Purple Velvet' tolerates a wide range of well-drained...
(Crapemyrtle, Lavender Crapemyrtle)
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....
(Crapemyrtle, Queen's Lace Crapemyrtle)
This large crapemyrtle, 'Queen's Lace,' is a heat-loving, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree descended from a native or extreme eastern Asia. Its leaves emerge reddish, change to dark or medium-green and turn shades of orange in the fall. In summer it bears clusters of crinkled, watermelon red-pink flowers that often have edges of white. Flowers occur at the branch tips. Mature plants have a dense, upright habit and attractive exfoliating bark.
Like most crapemyrtles, 'Queen's Lace' tolerates...
This little crapemyrtle is about as dwarf as they come. Hybridized in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Fleming brothers, the patented ‘Red Filli’ is also hardier than most and maintains a densely-branched uniform habit.
Crapemyrtles are heat-loving, summer-flowering shrubs that originate from China. They are best known for their large clusters of brightly colored blooms that appear at the branch tips. The colorful ‘Red Filli’ offers pretty vibrant red flowers.
The glossy leaves emerge green...
(Crapemyrtle, Red Snowflake)
This crapemyrtle, 'Red Snowflake,' is a heat-loving, typically multi-trunked small deciduous tree. Its leaves are dark to medium green and turn shades of red in the fall. In summer it bears large, loose clusters of crinkled, garnet-red flowers with white edges on its branch tips. The flowers then fade to pink.
Like most crapemyrtles, 'Red Snowflake' tolerates a wide range of well drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. Monitor for aphid infestations because they can lead to blotches...
Auburn University Horticulture Department, Auburn, AL
(Crapemyrtle, Regal Red Crapemyrtle)
This multi-stemmed crapemyrtle, 'Regal Red,'is a heat-loving, large deciduous shrub, descended from a native of eastern Asia. By midsummer it bears numerous clusters of crinkled, red flowers with pink undertones at its branch tips. Removing spent clusters can produce a second flush of bloom in autumn. Although this selection is naturally broad-spreading in its habit, lower branches can be removed to ensure it takes on the form of a small tree. Its leaves are dark green through summer and turn shades...
(Crapemyrtle, Rosea Crapemyrtle)
Acoma crapemyrtle is a heat-loving shrub to small tree that originates from eastern Asia. It has a spreading to weeping habit and glossy leaves that emerge bronze in the spring, turn dark green in the summer, then change to purple-red in the fall. In early to late summer it bears large panicles of crinkly, white flowers. Mature plants have attractive smooth to lightly exfoliating bark, which adds winter interest to the garden.
This plant is tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils and grows...
(Crapemyrtle, Royalty Crapemyrtle)
Named for its royal purple flowers, ‘Royalty’ is a showy, dwarf crapemyrtle that blooms from midsummer onward. Descended from a species native to China and Korea, it is heat-loving and drought tolerant. It has dark-green leaves that turn orange and red with occasional flashes of yellow in autumn.
This tough shrub tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. Powdery mildew (a leaf disease) may be a problem, but can be diminished with good air flow, so give...
(Crapemyrtle, Red Crapemyrtle)
Crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, summer flowering small tree that originates from Korea and China. 'Rubra' is an old selection, dating from 1874, known for its large clusters of brightly colored red to crimson flowers that appear at its branch tips. Bark is brown and tan, exfoliating on its multi-stemmed trunk. The glossy leaves of crapemyrtle emerge pale green to bronze in the spring, turn dark to medium green in the summer, then transition to yellow in fall. Mature plants may adopt a beautiful vase-shape....