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Red Crape Myrtle Plant

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Description

The Red Crape Myrtle, aka Dynamite Crepe Myrtle, is a stunning flowering tree grown in zones 7-9. It reaches a height of 20-30 ft and is loved for its vibrant red blooms.

Red Crape Myrtle

The red crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Rubra') is a popular cultivar of crape myrtle that is known for its vibrant red blooms. It is a small to medium-sized tree that typically grows to be 15-25 feet tall and wide. Red crape myrtles have a rounded crown and spreading branches. The leaves are dark green and oval-shaped. The flowers are produced in large clusters at the end of each branch. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and have a sweet fragrance.

Red crape myrtles are relatively easy to grow and care for. They prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Red crape myrtles are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, but they prefer acidic soil.

To grow a red crape myrtle, choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Plant the tree in the spring or fall. Water the tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilize the tree once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer. Prune the tree in the late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain the desired shape.

Red crape myrtles are a beautiful and versatile addition to any landscape. They can be used as specimen plants, in a hedge, or as a border plant. Red crape myrtles are also a good choice for foundation plantings and container plantings.

Here are some tips for growing red crape myrtles:

  • Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  • Plant the tree in the spring or fall.
  • Water the tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize the tree once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune the tree in the late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain the desired shape.

With proper care, your red crape myrtle tree will thrive for many years to come and provide you with beautiful blooms and year-round interest.

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 15 to 20 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Mature width: 10 to 15 Feet
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'
Note
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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