Best Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Best Red'


Member Price: $109.95

Best Red Crape Myrtle
Best Red Crape Myrtle
Best Red Crape Myrtle
Best Red Crape Myrtle

Best Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Best Red'

Price: $109.95

Member Price: $109.95

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The Best Red Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Best Red') is a showstopping and hardy ornamental tree, renowned for its striking red flowers, attractive bark, and graceful growth habit. This deciduous plant offers year-round interest and requires minimal maintenance, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking to add a touch of color and elegance to their landscapes.

The Overall Plant

The Best Red Crape Myrtle is a small to medium-sized tree that typically reaches heights of 10-12 feet and a width of 8 feet. The plant features dark green, glossy leaves that provide a lovely contrast to the vibrant red flowers. In the fall, the foliage turns a stunning shade of orange or red, adding another layer of visual interest to the landscape. The tree has a multi-stemmed, upright growth habit with gracefully arching branches, giving it a distinctive and elegant appearance.

This resilient plant thrives in full sun and requires well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established and is not typically bothered by pests or diseases. The Best Red Crape Myrtle is also cold-hardy, capable of withstanding temperatures down to -10°F, which makes it suitable for a wider range of climates than many other crape myrtle varieties.

The Flowers

The Best Red Crape Myrtle is prized for its stunning red flowers, which bloom in midsummer and continue through the early fall. The flowers appear in large, conical clusters at the tips of the branches and are characterized by their crepe-paper-like texture, giving the plant its common name. The vibrant red flowers not only provide a striking visual display but also attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden.

The Fruit

Following the flowering stage, the Best Red Crape Myrtle produces fruit in the form of small, rounded seed capsules. The capsules are approximately ½ inch in diameter and turn from green to brown as they mature. While the fruit is not considered a significant feature of the plant, the seed capsules persist on the tree through the winter, providing a subtle visual interest and a source of food for wildlife.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 10-12 ft.

Mature width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 6-9