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Lagerstroemia indica 'Country Red' /Country Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Country Red'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Country Red'
An excellent bright red flowering crape myrtle
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An excellent bright red flowering crape myrtle

This cultivar produces huge floral panicles

Close-up image of a large panicle of flowers

Young tree, showing growth habit

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Country Red'
Common Name: Country 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
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: A spectacular red selection. 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.