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Lagerstroemia 'Purple Magic' (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle 'Purple Magic', Crapemyrtle 'Purple Magic', Lagerstroemia Magic Series, Lagerstroemia 'Purple Magic' PP23906


Lagerstroemia 'Purple Magic' (Crape Myrtle) is a compact, deciduous shrub with abundant clusters of crinkly, vivid purple flowers at its branch tips in early summer. They emerge amidst the spring foliage of bold, red tinted new leaves, creating a brilliant display. In the heat of summer, the foliage gradually matures to glossy green, setting off the rich purple flowers. This crape myrtle will rebloom in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. Highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, it makes a great specimen plant or flowering hedge, thanks to the sheer intensity of its purple blossoms.

  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and wide (180-300 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. Effective as a screen or informal hedge in mild winter areas.
  • 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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Late)
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (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, Hedges and Screens
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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Late)
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (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, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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