Latin Name: Lagerstroemia lythraceae Ebony Fire
Growth Habit: Small tree
Bloom Time: Mid-July on into the fall
Flower color: Scarlet Red
Leaf color: Dark/Black
Fall color: Orange to red
Bark Color: Average tan
Mature Height: 8-10 feet
Mature Width: 5-6 feet
Spacing: 6 feet or in groups of 3 for accent
Growth Rate: Moderate, 2-3 feet per year once well established
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions
Pruning/Trimming: Late winter or early in the spring.
Fertilizer: Well balanced. Newly planted use a high nitrogen fertilizer for the first two growing season.
Uses: Decorative accent, great small tree urban and suburban areas; deck or patio; container or planter
Moisture: Regular water schedule the first few growing season until well established. Once established water maybe needed occasionally, but more often during a drought or extreme heat conditions.
Hardiness Zone: 6-9.