Red Filli Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Filli'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STREEM-ee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Dwarf grower, can be maintained at 2 to 3 ft. high and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Frilly red blooms, spring to early fall|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Follow 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9