Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red') in the Crepe Myrtles Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Griffing's Watermelon Red
Hardy Watermelon Red
Watermelon Rubra

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Sharing photos of my crepe myrtle seedlings by dave Aug 31, 2017 7:17 AM 33
Crepe Myrtles for ID by flaflwrgrl Jul 29, 2014 4:27 AM 6

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