This upright, branched and bushy selection boasts very dark looking foliage. The leaves are dark blue-green, with the glossy deep red new growth making the tips look like they are on fire. In late summer, glossy red buds burst open to sweet, hot pink flower clusters with mustard yellow stamens. Green seed pods follow the flowering performance.
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, Inc. 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.