This moderately sized crape myrtle is grown for its bright red blooms and compact habit. This crape myrtle grows to 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. The foliage emerges late but is a bright red that then matures to dark green. The crape-like flowers appear in large clusters in late summer through fall. Crape Myrtles prefer full sun and are very heat tolerant. They like even moisture but are drought-tolerant once established.
Crape myrtles often need pruning mid-spring after their foliage emerges to remove dead twigs from the winter. Pruning spent blooms will also encourage reblooming. This variety is resistant to powdery mildew. Enduring Summer Red Crape Myrtles work well as foundation plants or as a low hedge in areas sheltered from cold winter temperatures.