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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Siren Red'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Siren Red

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral trackinsand On Apr 15, 2009, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

i'm still debating on whether or not i like this one. yes, the color is beautiful but they are such SLOW growers. i'm hoping for some taller growth this year. i bought mine from ecolage but they don't handle them any more. i'm wondering if it's because of slow performance over all.

Positive vossner On Jul 30, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

trademarked as Whit VII. This is one beautiful and different looking crape myrtle. It is oxblood red, darker than Dynamite or Red Rocket.

Positive pb09 On Dec 18, 2007, pb09 from Portland, OR wrote:

Deepest black-red flowers on a compact shrub. Blooms Aug-Sept. in
Portland, OR. Hot sun, occasional water. Brilliant red and orange fall


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Portland, Oregon
Aledo, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Harker Heights, Texas
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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