Stunning! These remarkable Crapes have more intense coral color than our other (Black Diamond) crape myrtles, with deeper black leaves and more contrast and intense color. The blooms are lasting very long. The color is a little bit more coral-orange-peachy, compared to the more pinkish-coral color on the other trees, and these blooms stay a light Salmon coral as they fade, and don't turn a bland light pink like the others. They look fantastic in a cluster of three, combined with a black leaf red and black leaf pure white, limbed up to look like small trees. Very happy with these new kids on the block!
Center Stage® Coral Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica
A cut above! The Center Stage series only lets in trialed and tested winners and this new addition is proof. Earlier blooms, richer intense reddish-black foliage, and less prone to mildew. You'll love the ruffled, fully saturated coral flowers and healthy, rapid growth too!
Top reasons to grow Center Stage® Coral crapemyrtle in your garden:
- Intense, dark burgundy-black foliage.
- Bright coral flowers with cheery yellow stamens.
- Vigorously growing and freely flowering - just sit back and enjoy.
Note: Hardy down to zone 6b.Disease ResistantLong BloomingFoliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 144 InchesSpacing:96 InchesSpread:96 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:CoralFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:BlackHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Plant in landscapes and gardens for color from spring through fall.Maintenance Notes:
Though Center Stage crapemyrtle has been evaluated and shown to have excellent disease resistance, it should still be planted in full sun (6+ hrs/day), and overwatering should be avoided, to ensure the best performance.
If you wish to prune do so in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems.Center Stage® Coral Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIJ' USPP 33,292