- Latin Name- Largerstroemie Dyamite Red Hardy Planting Zone- 6-9 Mature Height- 4-12 ft Width- 15-20 Sun or Shade- Perfers Full Sun
Red Crepe Myrtles produce stunning bright flowers in the summer and are a beautiful addition to any landscape.
The Lythraceae, or Crepe Myrtle is a type of deciduous plant that grow to heights of four or five feet, preferring full sun and moderate moisture. These shrubs have an attractive trunk and spectacular flowers that bloom in throughout the summer, as well as leaves that produce fantastic colors in the fall. Red Crepe Myrtle is drought tolerant once established, but keeping them well watered will promote faster and larger growth. Known for being easy growers, and easy to maintain.
Keeping them looking healthy needs little effort.
This tree needs no fertilizer. Adding fertilizer will make it grow faster. Plant them where the soil drains and not in an area where water puddles, as this tree does not like super wet soils. This tree comes in many different varieties with many different colored blooms. You can find these in white, pale pink and purple all the way to a vivid watermelon pink color. This tree will produce its beautiful red flowers throughout summer and all the way into the fall months. You can quickly plant these trees near patios, walkways and near entrances. They are excellent to use as a border, and they are even more stunning when they grow in pairs or large groupings.
They are a low-maintenance plant nicknamed the lilac of the south. Special hybridization has brought some of the reddest of the red blossoms in the past few years. They require full sun and are fairly drought tolerant. The trees grow up to 20 feet high, with as much as five feet of growth per year.
Different varieties are required for different hardiness zones, but generally they can be found in U.S. Hardiness Zones 6-10.USDA Climate Zone: 6 - 9 Shrub Height: 4 - 12 Feet Shrub Width: 4 - 6 Feet Soil Type: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soils Sun: Prefers Full Sun
Red Crepe Myrtle Ships As: Bareroot Plant