Skip to product information
1 of 2

Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' | Crape Myrtle 280-300cmTree - 150lt

Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' | Crape Myrtle 280-300cmTree - 150lt

Regular price £990.00 GBP
£990.00 GBP Regular price Sale price
Sold out
Shipping cost from £25 - £50
Free shipping on orders over £350

2 in stock

Shipped in 3-5 working days

Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red', commonly referred to as Crape Myrtle, is a stunning deciduous shrub or small tree that is grown for its beautiful, showy flowers. This outstanding plant is favored by gardeners for its long blooming period, profusion of flowers, ease of maintenance, and year-round interest. This cultivar, 'Lucas Red', is known for its prolific deep red blossoms, which stand out against the dark green foliage.

When it comes to its physical appearance, Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' can reach about 10 to 15 feet tall and wide in maturity. Its attractive, smooth bark has a mottled pattern in shades of brown and gray. With its natural vase shape, the Lucas Red Crape Myrtle is frequently planted as a specimen tree or in small groupings. It also makes an excellent ornamental border or hedge plant.

The foliage is green, simple, and elliptical, and can transform into attractive bronze-red hues in autumn. The plant blooms from mid to late summer when many other summer-flowering plants have finished flowering, providing a delightful display that lasts for several weeks. Its clusters of small, crinkly petals form large showy panicles, which can measure up to ten inches long and droop gracefully from the stems. Each individual petal has delicate, crinkled edges that creates an elegant frilled effect. The flowers can last up to 120 days making them a long-lasting addition to the garden.

Largerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' is a hardy plant that can grow well in a wide range of soil types and is moderately drought-tolerant once it has been established. It prefers a sunny, warm climate, and is perfectly suited for USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9. Pruning this plant is necessary to maintain its shape and increase the number of flowers. Fertilizing the plant in spring will also encourage heavy blooming.

Overall, Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' is an incredibly beautiful plant that is worth adding to any garden. Its vibrant red flowers, easy care requirements, and long-lasting blooms make it an all-time favorite among gardening enthusiasts. If you're looking for an impressive flowering plant that will provide year-round interest and beauty to your garden or landscape, then look no further than Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red'.
  • Common Name

    Red Crape Myrtle

  • Family

    Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' belongs to the family Lythraceae

  • Type

    Deciduous Trees

  • Pot Size


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Vibrant, crimson, clustered, showy, ornamental

  • Foliage

    Bright, glossy, green, deciduous, serrated

  • Maturation period

    2-3 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2 meters.

Mature Width

2-3 meters.

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


Full sun Full Sun Prefered

Soil Type

Well-drained, moist, acidic soils

Soil moisture

Lagerstroemia indica 'Lucas Red' prefers moist soil

Growing Period






No Fruit

View full details
  • Unbeatable Quality

    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

  • Expert Advice

    Ask our experienced staff for advice. Happy to help once bought, simply email if any problems or come over for a chat.

  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

Read more

Where we are located


Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

Contact Us

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bank Holidays

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Easter Sunday - Closed

Christmas & New Year Closed between Christmas and New Year