Center Stage® Red Lagerstroemia

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

Do you live for the drama? Looking for a plant that commands the spotlight but is still easy to grow? Center Stage Red crapemyrtle is just the plant to fill the role! With its deep black foliage and glowing red flowers, it truly will command center stage in your landscape. We spent many years developing and evaluating dark-leaf crapemyrtles like this to ensure that our selection would be vigorous and resist the diseases that often plague the species, so you'll enjoy clean, glossy foliage all season long. It naturally grows with a narrow, space-saving habit that eliminates the need to prune and opens up a range of landscaping possibilities.

Top reasons to grow Center Stage Red crapemyrtle:- Nearly black foliage with excellent disease resistance.

  • Cheerful cherry-colored flowers all summer.
  • Colorful foliage and flowers keeps it interesting from spring through fall.
  • Foliage Interest

Note: Hardy down to zone 6b.

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

72 - 144 Inches

Spacing:

96 Inches

Spread:

96 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Black, Purple

Flower Colors:

Red

Flower Shade:

Cherry-Ruby

Foliage Shade:

Black

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

Resists:

Disease

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Long Blooming, Summer

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Plant in landscapes and gardens for color from spring through fall. Dwarf habit allows them to be used as a low hedge or specimen, or mixed with colorful perennials. 

Maintenance Notes:

Though Center Stage Red crapemyrtle has been evaluated and shown to have excellent disease resistance, it should still be planted in full sun (6+ hrs/day), and overwatering should be avoided, to ensure the best performance.

The dwarf, shrubby habit of these crapemyrtles means they don't need regular pruning. However, if you wish to prune them, early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, is the best time. 

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