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Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle

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Displays large, long lasting clusters of vivid rosy-red crepe-like flowers. Handsome foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, golden fall color. Deciduous. Photo credit: Richard Shiell


  • Full Sun

  • Low

  • Height
    15 - 35 feet

  • Spread
    20—35 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Subtype LAGERSTROEMIA
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Low
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 7 - 9
Height 15 - 35 feet
Spread 20—35 feet
Habit Round, Round
Special Uses Fall Color, Showy Flowers, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Uses Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color Red
Bloom Time Summer

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