Lagerstroemia ‘Best Red’

(Best Red Crape Myrtle)


$299.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The first of the Ebony series to flower, Ebony Fire produces large clusters of fiery, dark red flowers with a contrasting yellow center. The dark burgundy, nearly black, disease resistant foliage maintains its deep coloration throughout summer on this well branched slightly more compact Crape Myrtle with a naturally rounded habit. The contrasting foliage color and deep darkly colored flowers are sure to make a statement in the landscape.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

Best Red Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia 'Best Red'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

moderate

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

10 to 12'

Width

8 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark maroon-purple

Deer Resistant

Yes

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