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crape 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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Whats your favorite dwarf crape myrtle for this area?
The Dazzle series of crape myrtles are available in a multitude of bloom colors and only reach a mature height of 3 to 5 feet.
Depending on latitude and cultivar, crape myrtles bloom from late spring to early fall and provide a pollen source during hot summer months, when few other such resources are available (Bolques & Knox 1997; Vitali-Veiga et al.
A striking type of pink crape myrtle could soon be gracing lawns and gardens in southern Florida because of a chance discovery by Agricultural Research Service scientists.
Crape myrtles are characteristically multi-trunked with larger varieties in the South reaching maximum heights of 15 to 35 feet with a canopy span as large as 25 feet.
Beyond, the flowerheads of the feather reed grass quiver below the crape myrtle blossoms.
Crape myrtles and flowering hibiscus add splashes of color and are accented with low-voltage landscape lighting.
FOLLOW THE BRICK-PAVED WALKWAY PAST THE COLUMNS OF TENnessee Fieldstone, the wrought-iron fence wrapped in climbing jasmine, and the blooming crape myrtles.
The orientation of the house, a natural hedge of cinnamon camphor (an aromatic fast-growing evergreen shrub that separates his house from his neighbor to the east) and a multitude of trees--bananas, avocados, kumquats, oranges, palms, oaks, crape myrtles, East Palatka hollies, magnolias, papayas and weeping podocarpus--guarantee privacy.
Francko uses the term southern to denote those plants that are considered by most gardeners to be subtropical or tropical, as well as those traditional mainstays of the southern US garden, for example magnolias and crape myrtles.
From crape myrtles in our medians along Highway 49 to landscaping around our welcome signs, we have effectively enhanced the quality of life and image of our community.
Remove spent flower heads from crape myrtles to encourage a second bloom, and fertilize roses.