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LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Red Imperator'
Crape Myrtle


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:: Lythraceae :: LAGERSTROEMIA :: indica :: 'Red Imperator'
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Main asset

A compact cultivar with a purple foliage


Mid-Season flowering, for hot summer regions (South of the Loire)

This cultivar is distinguished by a compact habit, a dark red blossoming and a dark purplish green foliage. May be planted in a shrub bed or as a hardy specimen for well drained soils.

  • Uses: container, shrub bed

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 1.5 m x 1.5 m (5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: july to october
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : decorative bark on old subjects, orange shades.
  • Foliage shape: orbicular
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: fire
  • Flowers shape: clusters of flowers with crispy petals
  • Flowers colour: red
  • Forme des fruits : capsules
  • Couleur des fruits : brown


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)