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Crape Myrtle - Plum Magic / Size 2
Plum Magic Crape Myrtle


 
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*Availability Status: Winter Dormancy - Estimated Avail. Spring 2019
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 18" - 24" tall / Gallon size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $12.95

Product Code: MYRMAG2

  
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Lagerstromia indica 'Plum Magic' - PLANT PATENT #23518


Overall Description


New, younger foliage is a stunning plum purple color - maturing to a dark gray / green color. This new crape myrtle variety is a very nice m
id sized shrub form of crape myrtle, with a somewhat rounded, upright growth habit. Blooms are a bright pink color, and are produced in heavy numbers starting in mid July. Removal of old expired blooms will often result in a nice re-bloom within 4 weeks.

This crape myrtle is absolutely beautiful even when it is NOT in bloom due to the brilliant contrast of the bright new purple growth against the very dark, mature foliage. Plum Magic shows tons of potential to become one of the next new crape myrtle "fads". This Crape Myrtle variety was developed by Plant Introductions, Inc. and is a member of the First Editions Series collection of new plant varieties.

Removal of expired flower heads will oftentimes prolong & increase the duration of blooms - sometimes well into early October in many areas of the country. Yearly pruning should be performed - typically in either early fall, or in very late winter ( just before bud break in the spring ). We recommend pruning branches back to the point where they are the diameter of approximately 1/2" - 3/4" on more established specimens .......Certainly no larger in diameter than 3/4". Pruning will be much less in very young specimens for the first 2 - 3 seasons. Yearly pruning will spur additional branching habit the following season which, in turn, will spur on a maximum amount of blooms year after year since blooms are always produced at the ends of the current years' new growth. This is one of the main reason we suggest removal of old expired blooms to help prolong production of new blooms.


Plant Facts & Specifications


Height:
6 - 10 ft.

Spread:
6 - 8 ft. ( Widest at canopy )

Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast ( 10" - 18" per year )


Hardiness Zones:
7 - 10

Sun Exposure:
Full sun to light partial shade

Soil Preference:
Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained


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