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Colorama Scarlet Crapemyrtle
Colorama Scarlet Crapemyrtle
Colorama Scarlet Crapemyrtle
Colorama Scarlet Crapemyrtle

Colorama Scarlet Crapemyrtle

$49.99

The standout feature of Colorama Scarlet Crape Myrtle is its stunning scarlet-red flowers that bloom in large clusters during the summer.Colorful masses of scarlet-red flowers come to life on gorgeous deep green foliage from summer through fall. Vigorous, self-branching habit.

Growth Habit

Masses of red blooms on green foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 15-20 feet and a width of 8-12 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 6-10.

Care

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Toxicity

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.

The standout feature of Colorama Scarlet Crape Myrtle is its stunning scarlet-red flowers that bloom in large clusters during the summer.Colorful masses of scarlet-red flowers come to life on gorgeous deep green foliage from summer through fall. Vigorous, self-branching habit.

Masses of red blooms on green foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 15-20 feet and a width of 8-12 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 6-10.

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.