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Lagerstroemia 'Plum Magic' (Crape Myrtle)

Plum Magic Lagerstroemia, Crape Myrtle 'Plum Magic', Crapemyrtle 'Plum Magic'


Lagerstroemia 'Plum Magic' (Crape Myrtle) is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with abundant clusters of fuchsia-pink flowers at its branch tips in early summer. It will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. Emerging plum-purple, the foliage matures to rich dark green as the season progresses, nicely setting off the bright flowers. This crape myrtle is highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew. It makes a great specimen plant, thanks to the beauty of its blooms and foliage.

  • Grows up to 12-14 ft. tall (360-420 cm) and 8-10 ft. wide (240-300 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant. Water regularly until established. To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm).
  • Good disease and pest resistance. Crape myrtles are not usually browsed by deer.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings.
  • During the growing season, clip off spent flowers to promote a second, lighter bloom.
  • Crape myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove dead branches any time.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Late)
Height 12' – 14' (3.6m – 4.3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Late)
Height 12' – 14' (3.6m – 4.3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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