The crapemyrtles in this series are about as dwarf as they come. Hybridized in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Fleming brothers, Fleming Filligree® cultivars are also hardier, heavy flowering and maintain densely-branched, uniform habits.
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. Selections in the Fleming Filligree® series come in shades of coral, red and...
This is a group of dwarf, precocious crapemyrtles with several flower colors, including red, rose, pink and white. All descend from a deciduous species native to China and Korea -- Lagerstroemia indica -- that is normally a small tree but has given rise to many dwarf cultivars, including 'Little Prince,' which is the parent of this series.
Like all crapemyrtles, the bloom of the plants in this series is showy, with large clusters of flowers on the tips of the branches in summer. Removing...
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...
(Lantana, Tangerine™ Spreading Lantana)
Lantana ‘Mone’, commonly known as Tangerine™ Lantana, is an everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub that is grown as a tender perennial in temperate zones. This hybrid is grown for its numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers of red, yellow and orange. These are multicolored because their individual flowers open at different times and change color as they age. The plants have dark green leaves, a dense branching habit, and an abundance of flowers. Tangerine™ is a spreading type,...
Airy and wonderfully fragrant, fringed lavender is beautiful when grown in the garden. Native to the Mediterranean, this evergreen, shrubby perennial or shrub is both heat and drought tolerant. It has an upright, bushy habit and is densely covered with fine, scalloped leaves of green to gray-green. In the summer it produces lightly fragrant spikes of small lavender flowers accented by showy lavender-blue bracts.
Plant fringed lavender in sites with full sun and perfectly drained soil. Its flowers...
(Seaside Tree Mallow)
The soft, fuzzy, gray-green foliage of seaside tree mallow is highlighted by lots of single, lavender-pink flowers with violet veins and purple-red centers. This upright evergreen shrub is native to the western Mediterranean where conditions are warm, mild and arid. It is easy to grow and lends a cool, casual feel to the landscape.
The bushy plants are covered with five lobed leaves that are soft gray-green. It blooms heavily throughout summer and will continue to bloom lightly throughout the...
This shrubby relative of the hollyhock is absolutely beautiful when it blooms in summer. Tree mallow is native to the western Mediterranean where conditions are dry and winters mild. This explains its tolerance of heat and drought. Though technically woody, it may die back to the base if subjected to freezing temperatures for too long.
The semi-evergreen Lavatera olbia has soft, gray-green, maple-like leaves and a tall, upright habit. Throughout summer it offers profuse showy flowers....
(Eye Catcher Tree Mallow, Tree Mallow)
This heavy-flowering tree mallow is distinguished by its brilliant rose-pink flowers with ruby eyes. This shrubby relative of the hollyhock is absolutely beautiful when it blooms in summer. Tree mallow is native to the western Mediterranean where conditions are dry and winters mild. This explains its tolerance of heat and drought. Though technically woody, it may die back to the base if subjected to freezing temperatures for too long.
The semi-evergreen Lavatera olbia has soft, gray-green,...
(Bog Labrador Tea, Labrador Tea)
Once you've encountered the green leaves with rolled edges and fuzzy tan undersides, you'll likely never forget the Labrador tea shrub. This broadleaf evergreen has an open, rounded to spreading shape. It's native to the peaty soils and cool bogs of North America from Greenland to Alaska southward across Canada into the northern United States. In some American states it has become an endangered species.
The densely woolly twigs have long oval leaves, mainly arranged alternately but often in whorl-like...