Crape Myrtle Radiant Red

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Crape Myrtle Radiant Red (Lagerstroemia indica 'Radiant Red')
Mature Height 15-20 feet
Mature Width 8-10 feet
Spacing 6-8 feet apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-100°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 12-24 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Origin China

Crape Myrtle Radiant Red: A Vibrant and Striking Addition to Your Landscape

How to Grow Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Crape Myrtle Radiant Red flourishes in full sun exposure and well-drained soil. It adapts to a variety of soil conditions, though it prefers a slightly acidic soil pH. This variety is hardy in USDA zones 6-9 and can reach heights of up to 15-20 feet with a spread of 10-15 feet. It's important to note that achieving full size may take several years.

Care Tips for Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Once established, Crape Myrtle Radiant Red requires minimal maintenance. During its first growing season, ensure regular watering to develop a strong root system. After the first year, it becomes drought-tolerant, requiring only occasional watering during extended dry periods. Fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer to encourage vigorous growth and prolific flowering.

Uses for Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Crape Myrtle Radiant Red is a versatile addition to any garden. It can serve as a stunning specimen plant, be included in mixed borders, or used to create an eye-catching hedge. The radiant red flowers bring a pop of color, making it an excellent choice for ornamental use. It can also provide beautiful cut flowers for indoor arrangements.

Planting Tips for Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Select a location with full sun and good drainage for planting Crape Myrtle Radiant Red. Dig a hole twice the width and the same depth as the root ball. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Apply mulch around the base to retain moisture and control weeds.

Maintenance of Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Crape Myrtle Radiant Red is low-maintenance once it's established. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged wood and to shape the plant as desired. This helps maintain its appearance and promotes healthy growth.

Pests and Diseases of Crape Myrtle Radiant Red
Crape Myrtle Radiant Red is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be prone to powdery mildew in humid climates. To prevent this, ensure good air circulation around the plant and avoid wetting the foliage when watering. If powdery mildew is detected, apply an appropriate fungicide as per label instructions.

In summary, Crape Myrtle Radiant Red is a splendid choice for adding vibrant color and structure to your garden. Its ease of care and striking appearance make it ideal for gardeners of all skill levels."


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