Double Play® Big Bang spirea Spiraea ‘Tracy’ Type Shrub Blooms Large pink summer blooms, orange spring foliage turns deep yellow in summer and golden-orange in fall Light Full sun to part shade Size 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide Cold-hardy USDA zones 4 to 9 Heat-tolerant AHS zones 9 to 1
Catawba crepe myrtle. If you love violet flowers and reddish-orange fall foliage, consider planting this Crape Myrtle in your Houston, Texas garden. This pretty tree will grow to be about 20 feet tall, and does best when planted in full sun. It can tolerate cold down to single digits (unlikely in Houston, Texas) and is also disease resistant and drought tolerant. This Crape Myrtle is a good choice for an accent plant or small landscapes. It will bring birds to your Houston, Texas garden.
Crape Myrtle - Crape Myrtles are among the toughest, most adaptable, and showiest plants that. The dark green leaves often turn orange or red in fall. Sometimes called "the Lilac of the South", they are a beautiful branching flowering tree. The deciduous Crape Myrtle is among the longest-blooming shrubs (up to 120 days), and varies in size from dwarf to large shrubs or small trees. It has dense clusters of crinkled, crepe-papery flowers in white or shades of pink, red, or purple. Zone 6-11
Catawba Crape Myrtle gives 3 seasons of color. Deep green leaves in spring. Mid to late summer - deep purple blooms. Tip-trim the spent blooms to encourage a longer blooming cycle. A lovely bronze coats the leaves in autumn. Any flowers left to go to seed will become dark brown seed pods. Can also be trimmed into a small tree. Mature height - 10-12 feet. Spread - 8 to 12 feet and widest at the crown.