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Moonlight Magic™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-IV'
Moonlight Magic bears glossy, dark maroon foliage that doesn't fade in summer heat. The magic starts in midsummer, when white flowers, sometimes with a slight pink blush, bloom against the dark foliage. Its semi-dwarf size and upright habit make it perfect for smaller gardens.
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Quick Facts

  • Disease resistant
  • Delicate white flowers
  • Purple maroon foliage

Details

Moonlight Magic bears glossy, dark maroon foliage that doesn't fade in summer heat. The magic starts in midsummer, when white flowers, sometimes with a slight pink blush, bloom against the dark foliage. Its semi-dwarf size and upright habit make it perfect for smaller gardens.

Patent: PP25478

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Mature Width

Up to 60 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Pinkish Bark, Vibrant Flowers, Autumn Color

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Well draining, fertile soil is needed for your lagerstromia

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

This tree will grow in most soil types, though it will do best in a righ and loamy soil with good drainage

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Best flowering in Full Sun, can tolerate times of Partial Sun.

Water Needs

Once mature, your Myrtle will be relatively drought-resistant. However, younger trees will require their soil to be at least damp at all times for best maturation.

Disease and Pests

Powdery mildew is common, but this Myrtle is generally resistant to pests and diseases more common in its relatives. With regular inspection, most diseases and pests should be easy to spot and remedy.

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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