From the McDonald Garden Center Blog
Crazy for Crepe Myrtles!
Dynamite Crepe Myrtle - The Dynamite crepe myrtle is a beautiful tree that grows on the smaller side. Because of this, the dynamite crepe myrtle is great for planting in containers. It has showy, ruffled, fiery-red blooms that are paired with vibrant, orange foliage. If you are looking for a blast of bright warm hues, this is the crepe for you!
Talk of the Town: NEW Crepe Myrtles
Hampton Road’s love affair with crepe myrtles is undeniable. Few plants can match their combination of stunning summer flowers, vibrant autumn foliage, and unique and beautiful exfoliating bark. With so many cultivars to choose from, we’ve selected a few of the newer introductions that you're sure to fall in love with!
Plant of the Week: Ebony & Ivory Crepe Myrtle
The crepe myrtle is originally from China and has been in cultivation in the United States for more than a century. This beloved tree can be seen all over Hampton Roads, lining streets in its wide range of colors and sizes. July and August mark the peak of the tree’s 100-day blooming period -- putting on a show of beautiful crepe paper-like flowers.