• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasAbsolutely beautiful when several are massed together. When planted as specimen all by itself, its rich crimson blossoms in late summer command attention. Perfect for the centerpiece of a raised terrace or planted along a driveway for a colorful welcome home.
    Companion PlantsIndian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Catmint (Nepeta); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.