LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

Commonly known as Cranesbill myrtle, Crepe myrtle

Good red flowers
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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Emperor'

 
  • Deciduous
    Dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, bronze when young.
  • Red
  • Height
    5-6m (16-20ft)
  • Spread
    5-6m (16-20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Peeling grey and brown bark.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Protect from frost until established
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases
    under glass, mealybugs, red spider mites, whiteflies.
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - conical panicles to 20cm (8in) long of flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1n) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Obovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1 - will withstand hard pruning
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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Lagerstroemia - Growing Guide
5-6m (16-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-6m (16-20ft)
 

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