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. To 20–30 ft. tall and as wide, with upright habit and outward-arching branches. Leaves are light green, 4 in. long, 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 Lagerstroemia indica and&...
From Japan. To 20–30 ft. tall and as wide, with upright habit and outward-arching branches. Leav...
Native to China. To 25 ft. tall and wide. Dark green leaves are 1 to 2 1/2 in. long and somewhat narro...