CENTER STAGE® Red

Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia

'SMNLCIBF'

PP#32515; CBRAF

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  • Cerise-colored flowers
  • Disease resistant
  • Heat tolerant
Description

Looking for a crapemyrtle that doesn't disappear in the crowd? This is it! The CENTER STAGE® Red series was developed by Spring Meadow's Megan Mathey with the goal of very disease resistant black foliage and super stunning flower color. CENTER STAGE® Red is the first to market, with vivacious cerise-colored blooms in summer. Performing very well in heat trials as well as in our field and gardens here in West Michigan. More colors to come!

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
Red
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.