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Crape Myrtle Twilight Magic Plant

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Description

Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic

Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic is a semi-dwarf, reblooming crape myrtle that is known for its abundant clusters of cherry-red flowers and dark purple foliage. It is a relatively new cultivar, having been introduced in 2013, but it has quickly become a popular choice for gardeners due to its low-maintenance requirements and attractive features.

Growth habit: Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic typically grows to be 6-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide at maturity. It has a dense, upright habit with branching that extends to the ground. The new growth is red in color, and the leaves mature to a deep purple-black.

Blooms: Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic blooms profusely from midsummer to early fall. The flowers are produced in large clusters and are a cherry-red color. The flowers are sterile, so they do not produce seed. This makes the plant less messy and easier to maintain.

Fall foliage: Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic also has attractive fall foliage. The leaves hold their dark purple color late into the fall before turning a brilliant red-orange color before falling off in the winter.

Uses: Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic is a versatile shrub that can be used in a variety of landscaping applications. It is often used as a foundation planting, hedge, or accent plant. It is also a good choice for mixed borders and container plantings.

Care: Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic is a relatively low-maintenance shrub. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and is drought tolerant once established. It is also deer resistant. Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic should be pruned in the late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and size.

Tips for growing Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic:

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade.
  • Choose a well-drained soil.
  • Water regularly until the shrub is established.
  • Fertilize in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune as needed to maintain shape and size.

Crape Myrtle Sunset Magic is a beautiful and versatile shrub that is a great addition to any landscape. With its abundant cherry-red blooms, dark purple foliage, and low-maintenance requirements, it is sure to add interest and color to your garden for many years to come.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring. We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture."

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 14 to 16 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Mature width: 6 to 8 Feet
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia Twilight Magic
Note
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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