Carol Cloud Bailey
(Hybrid Crapemyrtle, Sioux Crapemyrtle)
The pretty crapemyrtle 'Sioux' is a heat-loving small tree to with attractive arching branches and a vase-shaped habit. This hybrid has glossy dark green leaves that are bronze-hued when they first emerge and turn shades of red in the fall. In summer it bears large, clusters of crinkled pale pink flowers at its branch tips. Mature plants have attractive exfoliating bark of gray and tan.
Crapemyrtle is tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. Foliar...
The hybrid Tuscarora crapemyrtle is a fast-growing, mildew-resistant selection with a pleasant rounded canopy. In the heat of summer, the branch tips are filled with flower clusters of a magenta-kissed coral-pink. The bark of this tree is smooth and mottled, with blotches of cream, tan and olive green.
Crapemyrtle should be planted in a well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. Like most crapemyrtles, 'Tuscarora'...
(Hybrid Crapemyrtle, Tuskegee Crapemyrtle)
A small, deciduous flowering tree, ‘Tuskegee’ blooms heavily with clusters of deep powdery-pink flowers in mid and late summer and adds more color in fall with orange-red leaves. It is most often multi-trunked and when in flower the branches arch downward under the weight of the large panicles, or flower clusters.
As for most crapemyrtles, plant ‘Tuskegee’ in well-drained average soil. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. Once established, ‘Tuskegee’...
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(Hybrid Crapemyrtle, Yuma Crapemyrtle)
The ‘Yuma’ crapemyrtle is a mildew-resistant hybrid with misty lavender flowers in summer, fall foliage of yellow to brownish red, and smooth gray and green bark. It is a small, multi-trunked tree (or large and broad shrub) that can be used as a focal accent.
Plant ‘Yuma’ in well-drained, more or less neutral soil. Full sun is mandatory for best flowering and overall plant fullness and form. Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Yuma’ is quite drought tolerant once established. You many tip-prune the spent...
Japanese crapemyrtle is a fast-growing, deciduous tree with interesting bark and pretty white flowers. Native to Japan, this tree is often multi-stemmed and has long, dark green leaves. The clusters of white flowers appear in summer at the tips of the branches. The bark is cinnamon brown and flakes off the trunk, creating a very beautiful patchwork. The leaves turn yellow in autumn.
Both cold hardy and heat tolerant, Japanese crapemyrtle should be in a full sun exposure in the garden. Soils should...
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...
(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 classic, widely-grown crapemyrtle, ‘Carolina Beauty’ is a heat-loving, multi-stemmed, deciduous small tree, selected from a species native to eastern Asia. In mid to late summer it bears many loose clusters of vivid, bright cherry-red to pink-red flowers on branch tips. Mature plants have an upright, slightly fountain-shaped habit and bark that exfoliates modestly.
Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Carolina Beauty’ tolerates a wide range of soils, if drainage is good, and grows best in hot, sunny locations....
This crapemyrtle cultivar, selected from a species native to China and Korea, is a heat-loving, multi-stemmed, large deciduous shrub or small tree. Its leaves are light green with a tiny edging of yellow and turn shades of yellow in the fall. In summer, ‘Christmas Time’ bears large, loose clusters of crinkled, white flowers at its branch tips. The mature plant has an upright habit and attractive exfoliating bark. It can be trained as a small tree if the lowest branches are removed early and regularly....