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Plant Profile: Apalachee Crapemyrtle, Lagerstroemia indica × fauriei ‘Apalachee’

‘Apalachee’ has light lavender flowers. Photo by Gary Knox ‘Apalachee’ crapemyrtle is a statuesque small deciduous tree with lavender flowers, dark green leaves and cinnamon-orange bark. Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Apalachee’ is one of the hybrids released in 1987 from the breeding program of the U.S. National Arboretum. It grows as an upright to vase-shaped, …

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New Plant Profile: Faber’s Maple, Acer fabri

  Acer fabri (Faber’s Maple) is unlike maples familiar to most people as it does not have the typical three or five-lobed leaves. Instead, leaves of Faber’s maple are un-lobed, slender and very glossy. In addition, most people know maple as a deciduous tree, dropping its leaves in fall, whereas Faber’s maple is evergreen. Figure 1. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/02/new-plant-profile-fabers-maple-acer-fabri/