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Twilight Magic™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VIII'
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POS ID: 112260
The Magic Series has been bred and selected for early bloom time and resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew, making for a longer display of flowers and easier care. Twilight Magic bears coral pink flowers against dark maroon foliage from early summer to fall, the foliage giving this shrub a dapper appearance even without blooms.
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Container Size:
3 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Dark purple foliage
  • Showy flowers
  • Compact habit

Details

The Magic Series has been bred and selected for early bloom time and resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew, making for a longer display of flowers and easier care. Twilight Magic bears coral pink flowers against dark maroon foliage from early summer to fall, the foliage giving this shrub a dapper appearance even without blooms.

Weight: 15 lbs

Container Size: 3 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Trees

Leaf Color

Purple

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Mature Width

Up to 120 inches

Landscape Uses

Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Attractive foliage, fall color, attractive flowers

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Pink

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
Prune in late winter, just before new growth emerges. Prune to remove suckers from the base; damaged, rubbing, or dead branches; awkward branches that detract from appearance. Fertilize as new growth emerges in spring.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Rich, well-drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Provide full sun for best foliage color and flowering

Water Needs

Water new plants regularly and deeply on a weekly basis, more in extreme heat or in containers. Once established, reduce frequency.

Disease and Pests

Resistant to the powdery mildew that afflicts other crape myrtles

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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