Colorama™ Scarlet

Scarlet Colorama™

Lagerstroemia ‘JM1’ PP31585

Masses of scarlet-red flowers come to life on deep green foliage from summer through fall. Vigorous, self-branching habit, reaching 15–20 ft tall and 8–12 ft wide. Excellent as a landscape specimen.

Sunset Zones

5–10, 12–17, 18–24

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

Scarlet Colorama™ Features

Plant Dimensions

15–20' H x 8–12' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Cottage/Informal

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Water-wise


Colorful masses of scarlet-red flowers summer through fall

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

Scarlet Colorama™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Prune in early spring before first flush


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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