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...
This little crapemyrtle is about as dwarf as they come. Hybridized in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Fleming brothers, the patented ‘Coral 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 ‘Coral Filli’ offers pretty bright coral-pink flowers.
The glossy leaves emerge...
(Coral Pink Crapemyrtle, 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....
(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, 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, 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...