Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'
Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'
Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'
Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'
Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'
Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'

Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet'

Regular price$49.98
  • This Crape Myrtle 'Scarlet' ships in a 1 Gallon Trade Pot
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The Lagerstroemia 'Scarlet' - 'Scarlet Red' Crape Myrtle is one of the hardiest and showiest of all Crape Myrtle varieties out there. Being native to China, this deciduous shrub is hardy, heat-loving and 'Blood Red' Mildew resistant perfect from the southern United States. This shrub is a multi-stemmed, dense growing deciduous shrub decorated with dark green foliage that turn a golden yellow-orange in the fall. Clusters of showy, abundant, iridescent red flowers bloom from early July to September lasting sometimes anywhere from 3 to 4 months every blooming period. Pruning any spent flowers will prolonged their flowering periods as well. 

Full sun to partial sun. 

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Drought tolerant once established.

Red flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic 

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

This 'Scarlet' Crape Myrtle comes in a 1 Gallon trade pot

Size: Mature size can reach up to 20'ft high and 15'ft wide.

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

Hardiness zone: 6 - 9 View Map

Characteristics: This shrub grows in an upright and arching manner, blooming clusters of vibrant red 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: Medium to fast

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

Susceptibility: Leaf spot, aphids and powdery mildew.

*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.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 6 - 9

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