The “Victor” Crape Myrtle packs serious color on a compact shrub! Deep red blooms mid summer give way to colorful autumn foliage before dropping its’ leaves. Great for the cottage garden or a front yard as an accent plant. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.
The ‘Victor’ is a compact crape myrtle cultivar that grows to 3-6' tall. It is an upright-rounded, deciduous shrub that features dark red flowers from mid to late summer, dark green foliage which turns yellow-red in fall, and reddish-brown bark which exfoliates with age. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. Great for use in smaller gardens where long lasting flowers are wanted.
Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring.