You’ll be impressed by the refined habit of ‘Cherry Mocha’ in the landscape. The dense, small habit has woody, burgundy-colored stems that bear semi-glossy burgundy foliage. The glossy deep red new growth at the tips really accentuate the attractive dark color of the foliage. In late summer, you’ll be treated to smaller clusters of cherry red flowers that open from shiny red buds. Green seed pods follow the flowering performance.
Crapemyrtle have long been a popular flowering shrub in the south, and it's time that these beautiful flowering shrubs made a splash in the Northern market! The hybridizing team at Walters Gardens has worked hard toward selections that perform well in our West Michigan climate. All of the members of this collection bloom on new wood, so you can expect a great flowering performance year after year.
Note to southern growers: all measurements are based on plant performance in Michigan. In warmer zones without winter die back, mature height will be taller.