Crape Myrtle - Southern Living Scarlet Red

Lagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10

Imagine your garden bursting into an explosion of fiery red blossoms in the heat of Summer. The Scarlet Red Crape Myrtle has stunning, scarlet-hued flowers, turning your garden into an unforgettable masterpiece of color. Unlike many seasonal stars, the Scarlet Red Crape Myrtle brings beauty to your garden throughout the year. In Summer, its blossoms light up the landscape. As fall approaches, the foliage ignites into brilliant shades of orange and red, offering a mesmerizing autumnal display. Even in Winter, its elegant branching structure adds interest and grace to your outdoor sanctuary. The Scarlet Red Crape Myrtle is a low-maintenance marvel, designed to thrive with minimal effort. It's adaptable to various soil types, drought-tolerant once established, and resists most common pests and diseases. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a newcomer, this tree rewards you with its beauty without demanding constant attention. The Scarlet Red Crape Myrtle typically reaches a mature height of 15 ft. to 20 ft., making it a perfect choice for gardens of varying sizes. This fiery beauty thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9, where it can enjoy the warmth of Summers and mild Winters that these zones offer. Beyond its visual appeal, the Scarlet Red Crape Myrtle attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing your garden's ecological balance. Birds find shelter and sustenance among its branches, creating a harmonious haven for local wildlife.

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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Watering: Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is crucial for establishment. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant.
Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage a more compact shape, remove dead or damaged wood, and stimulate more prolific flowering.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.
Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and powdery mildew. Treat as needed with insecticidal soap or fungicides.

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