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Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstromia FGdica 'Watermelon'


Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

Introduction

Crape Myrtles are small, multi-branched shrubs to small trees known for their ornamental flowers, bark and foliage. The large showy clusters of flowers range from white to pink to red to purple. The upright–arching trunks have gray to brown bark, which peels away to reveal the smooth pale-pink bark. Plant against a light-colored wall for best effect.

Use and Management

  • Thrives in hot climates
  • Long blooming
  • Low maintenance
  • Showy flowers
  • Susceptible to aphids and Powdery Mildew

Planting

  • Typically planted in 10, 15, 30, 45, 65, or 95 gal containers.
  • B&B trees are specified in height (6’ – 8’ ht, etc)
  • Container trees can be double the price of B&B trees
  • Plant container trees in late summer, if price allows
  • Plant B&B trees if they were dug and cured in the winter months

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