CENTER STAGE® Coral

Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

'SMNLIJ'

PP#33,292; CBRAF

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Laferstroemia Center Stage Coral's bright coral flowers contracting against its black foliage Lagerstroemia Center Stage Coral's small and tidy habit in fields.
  • Heat tolerant
  • Bright Coral Flowers
  • Intense Foliage Color
Description

Trialed and tested and the University of Florida, the breeding goal of the Center Stage crapes is to bump up the bloom date, intensify the foliage color and reduce the mildew. Megan Mathey has done all that and more, delivering a vigorous growing, coral flowered beauty to round out this top flight series.

USDA Zone
6b-10 (-10°F/-23°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
6-12'
Width
8'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
summer
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Black
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Moist, well drained soils are best, but crapemyrtle is widely adaptable, including to compacted urban soils.

Pruning

Blooms on new wood. Pruning depends on the plant's role in the landscape, however, these large, tree-like crapemyrtles are best pruned only to develop an appealing form. Regular pruning or cutting back should generally be avoided

Uses

Specimen plant; hedging; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Boasts handsome bark and excellent fall color in addition to flowers. Can be grown multi- or single stemmed.