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Crape Myrtle 'Red'
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Crape Myrtle 'Red'

Crape Myrtle 'Red'

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  • This Crape Myrtle 'Red' ships in a 1 Gallon Trade Pot and 2 Gallon Pot
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The Lagerstroemia Indica 'Whit II' - 'Red' Crape Myrtle is the brightest red blooming of all Crape Myrtle varieties out there. Being native to China, this deciduous shrub is hardy, heat-loving, cold tolerable and pest and disease resistant, perfect for the southern United States. This shrub is a multi-stemmed, dense growing deciduous shrub with smooth peeling bark decorated with dark green foliage that turn a golden yellow orange in the fall. Clusters of showy, abundant, ruffled red flowers blooming from early July to September lasting sometimes anywhere from 3 to 4 months every blooming period. Pruning any spent flowers will prolong their flowering periods as well. 

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic


Additional features: Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Pet Safe, and Deer Resistant

This 'Red' Crape Myrtle comes in a 1 Gallon or 2 Gallon trade pot

Size: Mature size can reach up to 25'ft high and 15'ft wide.

Light: Prefers full sun (At least 6 hours of direct sunlight)

Hardiness zone: 7 - 9

Characteristics: This shrub grows in an upright manner, blooming clusters of vibrant red ruffled flowers in the spring and summer lasting for 3-4 months at a time. Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Plant your Crape Myrtle where it will receive full sun in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Responds well to shaping into either a small tree or shrub.

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil, Water & Fertilize: Adapts to a variety of soils like loam and clay soils and is drought tolerant, cold and heat hardy once the roots are established. Prefers average well-draining, moist soil with a pH of 5.0 - 6.5. Removing spent flowers will prolong blooming periods.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Plant Approximately 5'-6'ft apart to allow growing space for future spread.

Abundant blooms will only occur when allowed full sun throughout the day.

Large periods of overcast weather may cause the buds of red-flowered myrtles to bloom white.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 6 - 10

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