Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle Shrub

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There is one thing every Southern gardener loves about summer: Crape Myrtles! Their magnificent pompoms of blooms are the cheerleaders of this carefree season! We're delighted to offer a variety that allows every gardener to bask in the beauty of summer, even if their yard isn't massive.

The Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG B5') features voluptuous clusters of cranberry-colored blooms that last, last, and last some more! Did you know that Crape Myrtles are a Hummingbird’s favorite plant? This could be because they have plenty of blooms to choose from, but there is one thing that's for sure: They love this one. Other pollinators can't resist the Enduring Summer's poignant bloom, either!

Despite its size, this deciduous wonder erupts with a number of blooms that rival a full-size Crape Myrtle's. Its clusters of fiery red blooms are charmingly frilly and last for months. If they begin to fade, feel free to give this plant a trim and it will likely rebloom. The Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle has foliage that emerges red and slowly matures to a shiny deep green, providing its bright flowers with a dense background!

Planting and Application:

This petite beauty is perfect as an accent plant that will give your garden height. It will also thrive in a container door-side or on your patio. Add a pop of color to your foundation hedge with several Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtles. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups throughout Cottage gardens, as bright accents in your butterfly garden, or just as a crown jewel on either side of your front steps!

The smaller size of Enduring Summer™ is perfect for container gardens! The cranberry-hued blooms fill out as prominent spillers and fillers! Pot up in any large planter around your porch and patio, brighten poolside raised planters, or add a matched pair to decorate either side of your sunny front door!

Crape Myrtles are ideally suited for formal or informal designs in the home landscape! These drought-tolerant shrubs are great for small yards, and urban courtyards, or can also be planted in groups to create a low barrier or property-defining border. Plant them 3 to 4 feet apart for a solid, continuous hedge.

  • Vibrant & Abundant Cranberry-Colored Blooms
  • Long-Lasting Floral Display!
  • Compact-Sized Shrub - Full-Sized Blooms!
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Perfect for Containers & Patios, Low Hedges, Small Accents & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

When it comes to care, the Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle lets you enjoy some summer downtime. Where should you plant this perky pretty? Well, you'll want to plant it where it can bathe in sunlight and feel the warmth of summer. And its preference for full sun helps show off its radiant colors. It also doesn't require excess water once established, it prefers well-drained medium moisture soil. But for best results, provide supplemental moisture during extended periods of hot dry weather.

Topdress the soil with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch to hold in moisture and enrich the soil. Crape Myrtles rebloom in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. Prune your shrubs in the early spring before growth starts since they bloom on new wood.

  • Full Sun Is Best
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Then Low-Moisture Once Established
  • Blooms On New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Deer-Resistant, Drought-Tolerant & Highly Adaptable

If you've been searching for the perfect Crape Myrtle and have yet to commit, now is your chance! The Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle is a winner in our books and it will surely prove itself to you as well. Don't miss out on a petite Crape Myrtle that offers full-size color.

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you're getting! Single-stem, multi-stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we're currently offering below.

Single Stem:

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi-stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

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Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG B5'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Cranberry-Red
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring