Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower, a rounded dome 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||In summer, this great little tree produces very potently colored flowers that make powerful statements in the landscape. A gorgeous high-profile street tree that offers civic beauty without the litter and invasiveness of more commonly-used street trees. An equally good shade tree for city yards with a bonus of flowers and fall color. Its size makes it perfect for light shading around decks and patios, to dress up lawn-edge planters, or as a single stunning tree for the front-yard lawn. Frame a long driveway with several for a formal statement. Best of all, it is reasonably drought resistant.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, 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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9