Japanese Crape Myrtle
The crape myrtles are among the most satisfactory of plants for hot-summer regions; showy summer flowers, good-looking bark, and (in many cases) brilliant fall color make them attractive all year round. Long, cool autumns yield the best leaf display; the first hard frost ends the show.Lagerstroemia fauriei
From Japan. Grows to 20–30 ft. tall and as wide, with upright habit and outward-arching branches. Leaves are light green, 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, turning yellow in fall. Smooth gray bark flakes away to reveal shiny cinnamon bark beneath. White flowers are carried in 4-in. clusters. Highly mildew resistant; the parent of many resistant hybrids.
Introductions of the U.S. National Arboretum, these hybrids between L. indica and L....
From Japan. Grows to 20–30 ft. tall and as wide, with upright habit and outward-arching branches...
Native to China. Grows to 25 ft. tall and wide. Dark green leaves are 1–2 1/2 in. long and somew...