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Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle

Proven Winners

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 6 - 12 Feet
  • Width 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7-9

Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle has ruffled coral flowers and burgundy-black foliage. The flowers are there from late spring to first frost with no deadheading required. Developed by Megan Mathey at the University of Florida, Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle blooms earlier, is more resistant to mildew and has a more intense flower color than other crape myrtles.

This crape myrtle is deciduous so will lose its leaves each winter. However, it has nice ornamental looking bark. It is native to China and Korea but has largely become naturalized in the southern part of the United States. Deer do not like this shrub unless they are starving, when they will eat everything. Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle can be used as specimen plants, borders, in containers, in landscapes, and in massed plantings. Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle is hardy in zones 7-9.

Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle Care

Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle wants full sun and an average amount of water. It prefers moist, well-drained soils but can adapt to almost any soil. Do not let the soil stay wet all the time or the roots will rot. Fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer for shrubs and trees when new growth starts.

These crape myrtles generally do not need pruning except to remove dead wood. If you do prune, do so right when new growth starts. There is no need to cut the branches off and just leave a stump with a few knots on it. We refer to that as crape murder—don't let it happen to your trees.

Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle Spacing

This is a large shrub or small tree, with a height of 6-12 feet and a width of 8 feet. Be sure and plan for the adult size by spacing it 8 feet apart from other plants or buildings.

Center Stage® Coral Crape Myrtle Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 6 - 12 Feet
Mature Width: 8 Feet
Plant Spacing: 8 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, Red
Flower Shade: Coral
Seasonal Interest: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Black
Resists: Deer, Disease
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Container Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIJ' USPPAF
SKU:
LAGCO

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations