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Red Crape Myrtle Blooms
Red Crape Myrtle Flowers
Red Crape Myrtle
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Crape Myrtle 'Red'

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  • This Crape Myrtle 'Red' ships in a 1 Gallon pot min. 36" tall
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Red flowering crape myrtles are free-flowering and will continue to produce flowers throughout summer and into autumn. Gardeners have long-sought crape myrtles with intense flower colors, but until recently, true red flowers have always been elusive.

Crape Myrtle Trees are a spectacular addition to any southern landscape!

Attributes

  • You are purchasing a Red Crape Myrtle – 1 Gallon Pot
  • Works well as a specimen plant or plant in groups for an explosion of color in the landscape and year-round interest, as well as natural privacy barrier
  • Massive curb appeal that makes your neighbors jealous!
  • Attracts bees and provides bird habitat
  • Note: Images are of mature plants
  • Mature Size (H x W): 16’-20' x 16’-20'
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Sun Exposure: Full/Partial sun
  • Characteristics: Summer flowering, Showy flowers, Fall foliage, Attractive bark, deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen, Border, Group, Privacy, Focal point, Foundation
Additional features: Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Pet Safe, and Deer Resistant

This Red 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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Crape Myrtle 'Red'

Ranging in sizes and colors the Lagerstroemia Indica, or Crape Myrtle, has a moderately dense, multi-stemmed habit. The thin gay bark is exfoliating and exposes a smooth, varying colored bark underneath as it sheds throughout the year.


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