430-451 (SPES-387P)

Authors as Published

Bonnie Appleton, Extension Horticulture Specialist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center; James Orband, Extension Horticulture Agent, York County; Kathleen Bartkus, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech. Reviewed by Dave Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Virginia Tech

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One of Virginia’s most popular yet mistreated landscape plants is the beautiful crapemyrtle. Selected and prized for their long summer bloom period (often called the “plant of the 100 day bloom”), cultivars have a range of flower colors, with an interesting seed head following the flower. In addition, crapemrytles have lustrous green leaves that change to bright fall colors, subtle to stunning multicolored bark, and unique winter architecture that makes this plant exceed most landscape choices for four-season interest and appeal.

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Publication Date

April 19, 2022