Lagerstroemia Center Stage® Pink Crapemyrtle

Early, Long, and Heavy Blooming | Handsome Bark | Excellent Fall Color
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Features to Note


6 - 10

Mature Height

12 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance


Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
6 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, Lagerstroemia Center Stage® Pink Crapemyrtle is a deciduous shrub or small tree that blooms summer to fall, sometimes to first frost. Long and heavy blooming, the plant flowers in terminal clusters of crepe-papery, intense magenta pink flowers set against a dramatic backdrop of thick, leathery black leaves that hold their intense color into fall. The flowers attract pollinators, especially bees, in summer, and its handsome exfoliating bark offers winter appeal.

Highly popular in southern gardens, crapemyrtle has vigorous growth and an upright, wide-spreading, multistemmed habit, but it can also be grown as a single stem. Crape myrtle works well as a specimen, foundation, or hedging plant.

Easy care, crapemyrtle grows best in sunny locations with medium moist, well-draining soil but is widely adaptable, even to compacted urban soils, including clay. Center Stage® Coral Crapemyrtle is heat, mildew, and deer resistant. It blooms on new wood. Pruning should generally be avoided, limited to creating a desired form.

Bred by Megan Mathey, Center Stage crapes were trialed and tested at the University of Florida with the breeding goal of earlier blooming, intensified foliage color, and reduced mildew. Out of thousands of plants, only the best, cleanest, most vigorous growing crapes have been selected to be part of this top flight series, and Center Stage® Pink was one of the best performers.


Genus: Lagerstroemia
Species: indica
Variety: 'SMNLIG'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Early Spring
Bloom Color: Pink
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 6
USDA Zone High: 10
Uses: Beds, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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