Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red' /Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'
The all time favorite among the crape myrtles cultivars
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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'
Common Name: Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 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:
Comments: One of the older varieties grown and an all time favorite of the reds. Very susceptible to leaf spot fungus during summers with frequent rains. At times it is devastated by crape myrtle aphids. Still, it is a very beautiful and desirable crape myrtle variety.