Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'

Called Watermelon Red, this crape myrtle is really a bright, pinkish red. A beautiful and very popular crape myrtle growing to 20' or more. As with all crape myrtles, this one does best in full sun.

Blooms during the heat of the summer. Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.

*Seldom Damaged by Deer*                                                                                        Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Birds

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 20'
Shape Upright, Arching
Primary foliage Color Light Green
Seasonal foliage Color Yellow, Orange & Red
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pinkish-Red
Beneficial Pollinators 'Friendly'
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.