Delta Flame™

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Delec’

Delta Flame has the perfect combination of dark burgundy foliage and reblooming red blooms. This small tree or hedge (8-12′) is an excellent low-water choice. Foliage color does not fade in the hot summer sun. Deciduous.

Sunset Zones

7–10, 12–14, 18–21

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 6b

Delta Flame™ Features

Plant Dimensions

8-12' H x 4-6' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Cottage/Informal, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting

Plant Type

Deciduous

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full sun

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Disease / Pest Resistance, Fall Blooming, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Reblooming, Water-wise

Feature

Reblooming red blooms in summer

Flowering Season

Summer, Fall

Delta Flame™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced slow-release before spring growth

Pruning

Shape in late winter

Soil

Well-drained soils

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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Your zip code 20149 is in Zone: 6b with a temperature range of: -5 to 0 °F.