• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); False Heather (Cuphea); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees in late winter, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.Pruning time: prune only as needed to remove dead wood, late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.