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
Lagerstroemia Barista ‘Cherry Mocha’,
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