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Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'

SKU
05640
Displays large, long lasting clusters of vivid rosy-red crepe-like flowers. Handsome foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, golden fall color. Deciduous.
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7-9

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower, a rounded dome 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasIn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce 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

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