Crape Myrtle - First Editions® Coral Magic
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.
Plant Quick Guide
Full (6-8 hours)
- About First Editions Magic
The Coral Magic Crape Myrtle is the perfect tree for your yard if you are looking for a small but vibrant myrtle. Coral Magic grows only 6-10 feet high and wide. Because of this, it fits nicely in smaller yard areas. Despite its small size, this crape myrtle will "wow" with its bundles of vibrant coral-pink flowers. Before the tree blooms, new red foliage emerges. By summer, it turns to dark green. Coral Magic is hardy in Zones 6-9 and should be planted in full sun with well-drained soil. It is mildew and leaf spot resistant. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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First, decide on a planting location. Pick a nice sunny spot with well-drained soil. Dig a hole about three times as wide as the root ball. Place the potted plant in the hole to make sure the hole is large enough. Make sure the top of the root ball is even with surrounding soil. Then remove the pot and place the plant back into the hole. Fill in around the roots with the soil, using your foot to firm it. Spread mulch 2 inches deep over the top. Make sure to water thoroughly using a hose not a sprinkler. Fertilize a new crape myrtle in early spring, beginning in March or early April. Add 1 teaspoon of a general-purpose fertilizer once a month until August, spreading the fertilizer evenly over the soil around the plant. Mature crape myrtles need to be fertilized in early spring when the plant begins to actively grow and again in early summer to encourage blooming.
To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 inches deep, making sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Water regularly until established. Remove dead branches any time and prune weak branches back in the spring in order to encourage a strong and productive tree.
The Magic Series from First Editions is a selection of intermediate size crape myrtles that is highly resistant to disease, delivering shining healthy foliage and blooms all summer long. Magic crape myrtles also hold their leaves and blooms into fall, making them a great alternative to purpleleaf plums, which are usually defoliated by August.
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