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‘Eaves Pink’

(Hazlewood Bros., Epping, N.S.W., Australia. Cat. p. 20. 1962, without descr.). Orig. as ‘Eavesii’ seedling selected and intro. by Hazlewood Bros. L. × matthewsii cv.

 

‘Eaves Red’

(Hazlewood Bros., Epping, N.S.W., Australia . Cat. p. 20. 1962, without descr.). Orig. as ‘Eavesii’ seedling selected and intro. by Hazlewood Bros. L. × matthewsii cv.

 

‘Eaves White’

(Hazlewood Bros., Epping, N.S.W., Australia . Cat. p. 20. 1962, without descr.). Orig. as ‘Eavesii’ seedling selected and intro. by Hazlewood Bros. L. × matthewsii cv.

 

‘Eavesii’

(F. Ferguson & Son, Hurstville, N.S.W., Australia . Cat. p. 62. 1913): Compact growth habit; fls. rosy heliotrope, panicles large; hardy. Orig. from hybridization of L. × matthewsii × L. indica by S.H. Eaves, Brisbane , Australia . L. × matthewsii cv. Misspelled as ‘Eaves’, ‘Eves II’.

 

‘Ebony and Ivory’

(USDA Plant Release Notice, March 2013): Deciduous, upright shrub to 2.0 m tall and 0.75 m wide after 5 years; leaves elliptic, 3.5 cm long and 2 cm wide, mature leaves brownish gray (Brown 200A) (RHS, 2001) throughout season; inflorescences 14 cm long and 10 cm wide with yellowish white (155D) flowers that fade to yellowish white (159C) the second day; highly resistant to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot; originated from the cross of ‘Whit VII’ × ‘Chocolate Mocha’; introduced in 2013 by USDA and Mississippi State University; Name registered May 10, 2013.

= ’PCM 47’? (from plant release notice), ‘Ebony & Ivory’

 

 ‘Ebony Embers’

(USDA Plant Release Notice, March 2013): Deciduous, upright shrub to 2.5 m tall and 1.0 m wide after 5 years; leaves elliptic, 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, young leaves dark red (Greyed-Purple 187A) (RHS, 2001) later brownish gray (Brown 200A) throughout season; inflorescences 10 cm long and 10 cm wide with deep red (Red 53A) flowers that fade to strong pale red (Red 53D) the second day; highly resistant to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot; originated as a hybrid of a female parent (‘Whit VII’ × ‘Arapaho’) and ‘Chocolate Mocha’ as male parent; introduced in 2013 by USDA and Mississippi State University.  Name registered May 10, 2013.

= ‘PCM3’ (from plant release notice)

 

‘Ebony Fire’

(USDA Plant Release Notice, March 2013): Deciduous, spreading shrub to 1.5 m tall and 1.0 m wide after 5 years; leaves elliptic, 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, leaves brownish gray (Brown 200A) (RHS, 2001) throughout season; inflorescences 12 cm long and 9 cm wide with moderate red (Red-Purple 60A) flowers that fade to moderate pale red (Red-Purple 60C); highly resistant to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot; originated as a hybrid of a female parent (‘Whit VII’ × ‘Arapaho’) and ‘Chocolate Mocha’ as male parent; introduced in 2013 by USDA and Mississippi State University.  Name registered May 10, 2013.

= ‘PCM10’ (from plant release notice)

 

‘Ebony Flame’

(USDA Plant Release Notice, March 2013): Deciduous, upright, spreading shrub to 1.3 m tall and 0.5 m wide after 5 years; leaves elliptic, 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, young leaves dark red (Greyed-Purple 187A)(RHS, 2001) later brownish gray (Brown 200A) throughout season; inflorescences 7 cm long and 8 cm wide; during cool mornings and/or low light, flowers open brilliant greenish yellow (White 155A) with strong pale pink/red (Red-Purple 67D/Red-Purple 67A) highlights, otherwise flowers are deep red (Red 53A) fading to moderate red (Red-Purple 60A); highly resistant to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot; originated as a hybrid of a female parent (‘Whit VII’ × ‘Arapaho’) and ‘Chocolate Mocha’ as male parent; introduced in 2013 by USDA and Mississippi State University.  Name registered May 10, 2013.

= ‘PCM35’ (from plant release notice)

 

‘Ebony Glow’

(USDA Plant Release Notice, March 2013): Deciduous, upright, spreading shrub to 1.6 m tall and 0.7 m wide after 5 years; leaves elliptic, 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, young leaves dark red (Greyed-Purple 187A)(RHS, 2001) later dark grayish purple (Black 202A) throughout season; infl. 10 cm long and 8 cm wide with flowers opening pale purplish pink (Red-Purple 69D), then fading to yellowish white (White 155D) on the second day; highly resistant to powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot; originated as a hybrid of a female parent (‘Whit I’) and an inbred seedling of ‘Chocolate Mocha’ as male parent; introduced in 2013 by USDA and Mississippi State University.  Name registered May 10, 2013.

= ‘PCM38’ (from plant release notice)

 

‘Elegans’

(S. Percy-Lancaster, Proc. & Jour. Agr. Hort. Soc. India. p. 20. 1920): Fls. dark pink.

 

‘Elfin’

(Clyde Holloway’s Nursery, Forest Hill, LA. 3:Fall 1995-Spring 1996 W.P.L.): Dwf. Dk. Pink.

 

Eveline

= ‘Lage01’PBR

 

‘Fantasy’

(Roslyn Nurs, Dix Hills, NY. Cat. p. 38. 1993): The hardiest form of “Crapemyrtle” grows very vigorously into a large graceful tree with fabulous, distinctive red exfoliating bark. This N.C. State Arboretum selection blooms with white flowers during the summer. A specimen for all seasons. Zone 6.

(Woody Plant Registration Form, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC. 1994): Narrow, vase-shaped, 25-35° angle growth habit; disease-free foliage, excellent red bark, good display of white flowers. The original plant has a trunk diameter ca. 3' and is 55' tall in 1994. L. fauriei cv. A seedling selection made at the North Carolina State University Arboretum in 1983. Original plants were distributed by the U.S. National Arboretum in the late 1950's from a collection of the species in Japan by Dr. John Creech. Name registered November 30, 1994.

 

‘Far West’

(Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy, TX. 10:1984-1985): Very delicate pink quite similar to ‘Near East’

 

'Feng Ling'

(unlabeled publication, received November 17, 2015): "'Feng Ling' is recommended for trial by nurserymen and horticulturists as a flowering woody landscape plant in China. It is particularly adapted to conditions in Cold Hardiness Zone 7-9. This cultivar was selected for its outstanding disease resistance, environmental stress tolerance, bright pink flowers and dense florets. The open-pollinated seeds of L. indica 'Bai Mi Xiang' were radiated by Co in 2011. The seedlings were planted in 2011 and first flowered in 2012. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Deciduous and erect shrub, 1.8m high and 2m wide in 3 years. Bark exfoliates on trunks and older branches, four-striate young shoots are red-purple (Red purple 59 A). Leaves are elliptical, dark green (Yellow green 147A above and Yellow green 146B beneath), acute at the apex, obtuse to cuneate base, 7.3-8.3cm long and 3.9-4.6cm wide and are yellow (yellow-orange 20A to greyed-orange 163B) in autumn. The ovate panicles are 20-30cm long and 8-15cm wide, with 120-180 pink (Red purple 65A ) florets, each 4.3cm in diameter, with long-clawed, crinkled petals, 13mm long, 16mm wide, white flare at the base and bloom from June to September. It will be a promising garden with large amount of blooms." Breeders were Qixiang Zhang, Huitang Pan, Yuanjun Ye, Yang Liu, Xing Hu, Ming Cai, Wan Xu, Ke Wang, Tangren Cheng, and Jia Wang at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. Name considered November 17, 2015.

 

'Fenghua Juedai'

(unlabeled publication, received November 17, 2015): "'Fenghua Juedai' is recommended for trial by nurserymen and horticulturists as a flowering woody landscape plant in south China. It is particularly adapted to conditions in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Yunnan province (Cold Hardiness Zone 9-11). This cultivar was selected for its outstanding plant shape, deep purple flowers, and large leaves. Furthermore, no fruits will exist after the flowering. Cross of L. indica 'Fen Jing' × L. speciosa was made in 2009. The seedlings were planted in 2010 and first flowered in 2012. Sterile but reproducible only vegetatively. Deciduous and low-spreading shrub, 1.3m high and 2m wide in 4 years. Bark exfoliates on trunks and older branches, four-striate young shoots are red-purple (Red purple 59 A). Leaves are elliptical, dark green (green 137A), acute at the apex, obtuse to cuneate base, 10-13cm long and 5-8cm wide, 7-9 pairs of lateral vein, and have yellow autumn color. The ovate panicles are 28cm long and 16cm wide, with 60-100 purple (Violet purple N84A ) florets, each 6.5cm in diameter, with long-clawed, crinkled petals, 20mm long, 25mm wide, and bloom from late June to September." Breeders were Qixiang Zhang, Ming Cai, Huitang Pan, Yuanjun Ye, Xing Hu, Xiangxiang Ren, Wan Xu, Ke Wang, Tangren Cheng, and Jia Wang at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. Color designations are according to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001. Hardiness ratings are based on Plant Hardiness Zone Map of China, USDA. Name considered November 17, 2015.

 

‘Firebird’

(Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 9. 1958-59): Tall, vigorous grower; fls. deep red, holds color well and does not fade. Orig. as chance seedling selected in 1957; named in 1958; trademarked State of Texas; and intro. in 1958 by J.B. Fitzpatrick , Texas Nurs. Red Purple 63B 2.

= ‘Firebird Red’.

 

‘Firebird Red’

(Verhalen Nurs., Scottsville, TX. Cat. p. 15. 1969-70): Tall, vigorous grower; fls. deep red.

= ‘Firebird’.

 

FIRECRACKER

(Dr. Carl Whitcomb, Lacebark Inc., Stillwater, OK, “Five New Crapemyrtle”, undated, unpubl. sheet received May, 1999 at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC): This name was crossed out and the name TIGHTWAD™ was penned in beneath it.

= ‘Whit V’ TIGHTWAD™.

 

‘Firefly’

(Spring Hill Nurs., Tipp City, OH. Cat. p. 12. Sp. 1970): Fls. blazing crimson. Descriptive term not intended as a cultivar name.

 

‘Flame’

(Ingleside Plantation Nurs., Oak Grove, VA. Cat. p. 37. 1969-70): Fls. light red.

= ‘Low Flame’ ?.

 

‘Flesh Pink’

(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington, TX. Cat. [1965]): Fls. delicately tinted pink.

 

‘French Quarter’

(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, 4th ed., University of Minnesota. pp. 173-174. 1996, without descr., as available from G.S. Grimes Seeds, Concord , OH ). L. indica variety.

 

‘Frosty Blue’

(Ozark Nurs., Tahlequah, OK. Cat. p. 42. 1964): Fls. soft lavender.

= ‘Dwarf Purple’, ‘Dwarf Lavender’, ‘Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Hardy Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Lavendula Nana’, ‘Lilac Nana’, ‘Nana Lavendula’, ‘Nana Purpurea’.

 

‘Frosty Snow’

(Ozark Nurs., Tahlequah, OK. Cat. p. 42. 1964): Dwarf; lvs. dark green; fls. white.

= ‘Snowbaby’, ‘Dwarf Snow White’, ‘Dwarf White’, ‘New Snow Baby’.


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COMPILED BY RUTH L. DIX -- December 1, 1999 -- U.S. National Arboretum
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