LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Firebird'
Plant Common Name
Crapemyrtle, Firebird Crapemyrtle
Descended from a crapemyrtle native to China and Korea, ‘Firebird’ is a heat-loving, medium-to-large-sized deciduous tree. In midsummer it bears showy clusters of deep red flowers at its branch tips. It has glossy, dark green leaves in spring and summer that turn shades of orange and red in the fall. Mature plants have a broad, upright habit and attractive exfoliating beige and pinkish bark.
Like most crapemyrtles, ‘Firebird’ tolerates a wide range of soils that are well-drained soils and grows best in hot, sunny locations. This lovely ornamental tree works well as a specimen in lawns or along streets, or in mixed borders.
AHS Heat Zone
11 - 6
USDA Hardiness Zone
7 - 10
H1, H2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21
20'-50' / 6.1m - 15.2m
15'-30' / 4.6m - 9.1m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall