This attractive specimen tree originates from China, Korea, Japan and the Indian continent.
Its dark, glossy green leaves give it an appearance of an evergreen but as autumn approaches these turn flame red/orange. Known also for its stunning bark, mottled with grey and pink, this sheds to reveal further colours.
Flowers appear at the end of summer and are bright red, for this cultivar, with crimpled petals, characteristic of the species.
Also known as Crape Myrtles, they are not considered to be fully hardy in colder areas of the UK. With this in mind this tree is more suited to the south of the country in a sheltered, south facing position.
Mature height: 5-7m