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Crape Myrtle Red Root Stock



Overview & Details

Crape Myrtle Red Root Stock
The showy summer flowers, attractive multi-colored bark and brilliant fall color of this Crape Myrtle is sure to bring your garden year-round appeal. Selected and prized for its long summer bloom period, it is even referred to as the plant of the 100-day bloom. 
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The Basics

Country of Origin: USA

Key Specs

Plant Form: Root stock
Common Plant Name: Crape Myrtle
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Variety: "Red"
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Height at Maturity: 15' to 25'
Spread at Maturity: 4' to 6'


Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
Watering Requirements: Medium to High
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7 through 9
Planting Space Distance: 15' to 25' apart
Bloom Period: Summer to fall


Crape Myrtle 
  • Boasts showy summer flowers, multi-colored bark and brilliant fall color
  • Stunning, unique winter architecture means that it exceeds most landscape choices in terms of 4-season interest and appeal
  • Fast-growing, medium-sized tree
  • Sometimes referred to as the Southern Lilac
  • Year-round garden performers
  • Long bloom period

Planting Instructions 
  • Dig a hole about a foot deep and a foot wide. Set the plant in the hole, and fill it half full with soil. Water.
  • After water is drained, fill the rest of the hole with the remaining soil. Then water thoroughly again and continue doing so regularly.

Continuing Care Instructions
  • Blooms on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring.
  • Remove basal suckers, twiggy growth, crossing branches and branches growing to the center of the plant. Also remove side branches up to a height of 4' to 5' as this exposes the handsome bark of the trunks.


Crape Myrtle Red Root Stock

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