Japanese kerria is a suckering deciduous shrub from eastern Asia. Its yellow, rose-like blooms in spring, toothed bright green leaves from spring to fall, and willowy bright green stems year round make it an excellent all-season garden plant. The extra-large golden yellow flowers of the cultivar 'Shannon' spangle its arching branches in late spring. It often reblooms sparsely in summer. The leaves turn pale yellow in fall.
This long-lived, hardy, carefree shrub prefers full to partial sun and...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Beautybush lives up to its name in late spring when its branches are laden with pink flowers. This large, deciduous shrub is native to slopes, roadsides, and brushy areas in eastern and central China.
The mid- to dark-green, oval leaves are paired along the upright to slightly arching branches of this twiggy shrub. Older stems have brown, flaky bark. The bell-shaped flowers are pale- to medium-pink with a yellow throat. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds visit the blooms. The small fruits that...
(Beautybush, Dream Catcher™ Beautybush)
Most beautybushes earn their name in late spring, when their branches are laden with pink flowers. In contrast, Dream Catcher™ provides spring to fall beauty with its bright-hued leaves.
The golden, bronze-kissed, oval leaves are paired along the arching branches of this twiggy shrub. The leaves turn orange in fall. The bell-shaped flowers are pale-pink with a yellow throat. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds visit the blooms. The small fruits that follow are pinkish brown and fuzzy.
(Acoma Crapemyrtle, Hybrid Crapemyrtle)
The ‘Acoma’ crapemyrtle is a mildew-resistant hybrid deciduous shrub with showy white flowers and reddish purple autumn color. It is a rounded large shrub or small tree, with gently arching branches, and is best used as a specimen. To form a classic tree shape, the lowest branches must be removed. The bark is exfoliating, exposing the smooth underbark that is creamy tan and beige.
Like other crapemyrtles ‘Acoma’ should be planted in a well drained soil with an acidic to neutral range of pH. Full...
The U.S. National Arboretum
This semi-dwarf hybrid crapemyrtle shrub is mildew resistant and boasts pure pink flowers on a graceful, arching plant. Its lovely exfoliating bark is cinnamon brown. In autumn, 'Caddo' turns a vivid orange-red.
Crapemyrtles should be planted in a well drained soil with pH range of 5.5 to 7.5. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. Crapemyrtles are quite drought tolerant once established. Pruning should only be done on the small spent branch tips after the...
James H. Schutte
The Cheyenne crapemyrtle is a mildew resistant hybrid with brazen magenta to red flowers. Strong burgundy and maroon colored leaves herald the arrival of fall. It is a rounded shrub with dense branching and dark green leaves tinged with hints of maroon. Its bark is exfoliating, revealing a smooth, reddened tan-colored layer.
Plant 'Cheyenne' in a well drained acidic soil. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. Crapemyrtles are quite drought tolerant once...
The U.S. National Arboretum
(Chickasaw Crapemyrtle, Dwarf Crapemyrtle)
Chickasaw crapemyrtle is a hybrid deciduous shrub of compact form with with pale lavender-pink blossoms from midsummer to frost. This cultivar has other attractions. The flowerbuds are red before opening and the dark green leaves turn a vivid orange-red in fall.
Like other crapemyrtles, ‘Chickasaw’ should be planted in a well- drained acidic to neutral soil. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. This shrub is quite drought tolerant once established. Arguably...
(Comanche Crapemyrtle, Hybrid Crapemyrtle)
The Comanche crapemyrtle is a mildew-resistant deciduous shrub with pink to red-pink flowers in summer and orange-red to purple-red fall color. It is a tall, upright shrub that can be used as an accent plant or as an informal hedge or screen. 'Comanche' is exceptionally beautiful if trained into a small tree by removed the lowest branches.
Crapemyrtles should be planted in a well draining acidic to neutral soil. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. This...
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(Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle, Hybrid Crapemyrtle)
Pretty bright cherry-red blooms grace the branches of Cherry Dazzle® crapemyrtle in summer. The new leaf growth of this compact crapemyrtle is orange-red, matures to dark green and turns to shades of burgundy in autumn. This cultivar was selected by Michael Dirr in 1997 out of approximately 2,000 Lagerstroemia 'Pokomoke' seedlings.
Crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, summer flowering, deciduous shrub that originates from Asia. It is best known for its large clusters of brightly colored blooms...
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(Hybrid Crapemyrtle, Raspberry Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle)
The colorful and compact Raspberry Dazzle™ crapemyrtle is a deciduous shrub that offers bold raspberry-red blossoms from midsummer to early fall. Its attractive dark-green leaves are held on upright stems and turn burnished shades in fall. This cultivar was selected by Michael Dirr in 2002 out of approximately 2,000 open-pollinated Lagerstroemia ‘Pocomoke’ seedlings.
Crapemyrtle is a heat-loving deciduous shrub that originates from Asia. It is best known for its large clusters of brightly...