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Lagerstroemia Twilight Magic™ (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Twilight Magic™, Crapemyrtle Twilight Magic™, Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VIII'' PP27194


Lagerstroemia Twilight Magic™ (Crape Myrtle) is a tall deciduous shrub with abundant clusters of crinkly, bright fuchsia-pink flowers at its branch tips. They emerge amidst the deep plum-colored foliage, creating a brilliant display. Highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, this crape myrtle really stands out in the landscape, whether in bloom or not, thanks to the sheer intensity of its dark foliage. It makes a great foundation planting, providing interest all year.

  • Grows up to 16 ft. tall (480 cm) and 8 ft. wide (240 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 15' – 18' (4.5m – 5.4m)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 84" (210cm)
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 15' – 18' (4.5m – 5.4m)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 84" (210cm)
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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