crepe myrtle


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crepe myrtle:

see loosestrifeloosestrife,
common name for the Lythraceae, a widely distributed family of plants most abundant as woody shrubs in the American tropics but including also herbaceous species (chiefly of temperate zones) and some trees.
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The Crepe Myrtle offers a great floorplan that is ideal for any lifestyle.
The bride's father proudly escorted her down a bridal pathway that featured a natural archway of crepe myrtles adorned with zinnias, pink hydrangeas, and ferns.
Q: What is the best care for crepe myrtles in northern Virginia?
On the other hand, common street trees such as crepe myrtle and evergreen pear have weak immune systems and are not long-lived.
Plant selection includes a palette of eye-catching seasonal colors: spring's Japanese cherry trees and pink flowering crabapples accentuated by white dogwoods and yellow forsythia; summer's red crepe myrtle blossoms and pastel daylilies; oaks, magnolias, sycamores, birches, maples, and hickories--their leaves splashing yellow, gold, and red along autumn highways; and winter's evergreen pines and cedars.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Many deciduous trees and shrubs, from crepe myrtle to rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), can be propagated by hardwood cuttings.
More manageable trees whose foliage changes color would include: Modesto ash, whose leaves turn to gold; crepe myrtle, with variously colored foliage; Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum), with luminescent, multicolored leaves; persimmon, with red-orange leaves; ginkgo and birch, both of which turn golden yellow; and Chinese pistachio, which turns yellow, orange and red.
The dream of GIs and the Depression-born - aligned in one Valley grid of spacious boulevards lined with crepe myrtle and towering palms.
Mayor Ginger Bremberg and Councilman Gus Gomez say it's a waste of money for the city to spend $68,000 to rip out the trees along South Brand Boulevard and replace them with 23 palm and 20 crepe myrtle trees.
Only two plants would dare to compete with the oleander for summer flowering honors: the crepe myrtle and the bougainvillea.
Prior to the ceremony, guests meandered along paved walkways, which were separated by crepe myrtles and lined with wrought-iron bistro sets.
Shrubs include, but are not limited to, hedges, beds, foundation plantings, palmettos and crepe myrtles.