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Lagerstroemia indica 'Byer's Red'/Byers Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Byer's Red' / Lagerstroemia indica 'Byer's Red'
Floral panicle of this hot pink crape myrtle
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Floral panicle of this hot pink crape myrtle

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Byer's Red'
Common Name: Byers Red Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.