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Enduring Summer Red Crape Myrtle
Enduring Summer Red is a repeat flowering semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle that produces brightm true scarlet-red flowers summer through fall! More details below!!

Enduring Summer Red Crape Myrtle

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Enduring Summer Red Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'PIILAG-V' 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

If you love Crape Myrtles for their bright flowers and long bloom season during summer, you're gonna absolutely love even longer-blooming Enduring Summer Crape Myrtles. We think they should've named this series "Enduring Fall" because the specimens in our gardens bloom from early summer right up to frost!

Enduring Summer Red is a repeat flowering semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle that produces brightm true scarlet-red flowers summer through fall! With a height of only 4-5' and an equal width, folks with smaller gardens can now enjoy the beauty of Crape Myrtle. Though it's a dwarf, Enduring Summer Red just tall enough to "limb up' into a small tree form specimen you can grow in garden beds or containers. For those who garden too far north, where crape myrtle are not cold hardy, plant these in containers and overwinter them indoors!

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 4-5 feet tall depending on pruning, and 4-5 feet or so wide, Enduring Summer Red Crape Myrtle is an ideal selection for smaller garden spaces, and containers. It can be grown as a shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a very attractive small tree, making it an excellent choice for use as a specimen or accent in sunny home foundation plantings or landscape borders. Also makes a very colorful hedge and is spectacular in groupings. Whether planted as a specimen or in groupings, this is one plant that is sure to stand out in the landscape!

Spacing:  3' for solid hedge; 7' for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow. It is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. A moist but well-drained soil of average fertility is preferred. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but flowering will be diminished in more shade. Has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity: 4-5'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedge; 7'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Bright True Scarlet-Red
Flowering Period:  Summer thru Fall!
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Red new growth
Fall Foliage Color:  
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Grey, Light Brown
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat

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