Lagerstroemia 'Lava Java' PP32973 (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Crapemyrtle
Light your late summer garden on fire with beautiful magenta rose flowers that are produced on well-formed panicles. Earlier in the summer, enjoy this as a foliage plant with its low, rounded shape of glossy, deep green leaves.
Crapemyrtle have long been a popular flowering shrub in the south, and it's time that these beautiful flowering shrubs made a splash in the Northern market! The hybridizing team at Walters Gardens has worked hard toward selections that perform well in our West Michigan climate. All of the members of this collection bloom on new wood, so you can expect a great flowering performance year after year.
Note to southern growers: all measurements are based on plant performance in Michigan. In warmer zones without winter die back, mature height will be taller. Crapemyrtle bloom on new wood. In zone 6, they will die back to the ground in winter. Pruning is not necessary in zone 6. In warmer zones, only prune as necessary for visual pleasure. Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soils.
Height: 2.0-3.0 Feet
Spread: 2.5-3.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer - Early Fall
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Drought Tolerant, Attractive Foliage, Mass Planting, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3in deep x 2in wide.