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Midnight Magic™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-V'
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POS ID: 116300
The Midnight Magic™ Crape Myrtle is a new, compact crape myrtle from First Editions. Typically used as a shrub or small tree. Dark purple foliage from spring to fall creates a foil for vibrant pink flowers that bloom towards the end of summer into fall.
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Container Size:
3 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Blooms in July and last through September
  • Resistant to mildew
  • Easy to grow

Details

The Midnight Magic™ Crape Myrtle is a new, compact crape myrtle from First Editions. Typically used as a shrub or small tree. Dark purple foliage from spring to fall creates a foil for vibrant pink flowers that bloom towards the end of summer into fall.

Weight: 15 lbs

Container Size: 3 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Purple

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 72 inches

Mature Width

Up to 70 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Attractive Foliage and flowers

Grower/Brand

First Edition

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Purple

Leaf Time of Year

Spring Summer, Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial

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 winter to control shape and size.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Average, Well-drained

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 it its relatives. With regular inspection, most diseases and pests should be easy to spot and remidy.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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