Lagerstroemia ‘Plum Magic’

(Plum Magic Crape Myrtle)


$89.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Plum Magic is a semi-dwarf form of crape myrtle, blooming in early summer with fuchsia-pink flowers. It forms a rounded shrub, with a dense, full shape. The foliage emerges plum-purple in color and eventually matures to rich dark green, nicely setting off the bright flowers. It will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. It has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew and is perfect to add a shot of summer color in a foundation planting or as an informal hedge.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Plum Magic Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia 'Plum Magic'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

moderate

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

6 to 10'

Width

6-10'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

fuschia

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Plum purple maturing dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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