Red Filli Crape Myrtle
Red Filli Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Filli'Item #40437 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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A captivating focal point for small spaces! Dark green foliage emerges coppery-bronze on a dwarf, mounded form that produces volumes of deep red frilly blooms from spring to fall! Extremely cold hardy, this low maintenance shrub is ideal for smaller gardens, mass plantings or patio containers. A Fleming Hybrid. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STREEM-ee-a IN-dih-kuhDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Mounding, RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 2 to 3 ft. high and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Pet Friendly, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Frilly red blooms, spring to early fallFlower color:RedGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasA striking crape myrtle with small shrubby stature that brings the vivid late summer color into beds and borders. Spices up foundation planting perfectly. Plant as a single, in groups to intensify color or in a row for a beautiful blooming hedge. When used next to outdoor living areas the attractive bark may be enjoyed while plants are dormant.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, when established. Stems may die back in cold zones and regrow from roots in Spring. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. No pruning is required except to shape as needed.Pruning time: late winter, once threat of hard frost has passed.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Group this dwarf crape myrtle with other smaller cottagey plants such as Petite Plum Dwarf Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Monum'), Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris, (Iris siberica 'Bennerup Blue'), Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') and Pardon Me Dwarf Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Pardon me').Lore:Many assume the crape myrtle is native because it is so common in the South, but it is among the first Asian introductions in America that proved perfectly adapted to the rigors of hot, humid climates.