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Lagerstroemia Barista ‘Cherry Mocha’,

Cape Myrtle,

zones 6-10


A 2015 Introduction from Walters Gardens brings these popular southern plants to northern climates.  Bred in Michigan, it has overwintered well there although it dies back to the ground each winter.  It has a dense small habit.  It has woody, burgundy-colored stems that bear semi-glossy burgundy foliage.  The glossy deep red new growth at the tips really accentuates the attractive dark foliage.  In late summer smaller clusters of cherry red flowers open from shiny red buds. Green seed pods follow.

Sun Exposure: full sun

Soil type: average fertile

Soil PH: neutral or acid

Soil Moisture: dry to average

Care level: easy

Flower color: red

Bloom time: late summer early fall

Foliage Color: burgundy

Uses and Characteristics:  accent:  good texture and form, foliage plant, specimen, border, massed,  drought tolerant, deer resistant, cut flower,

Flower head size: medium

Height: 2-2.5 feet Width: 2-2.5 feet

Growth Rate: medium