Crape Myrtle - First Editions® Plum Magic

Lagerstroemia indica PP23,518
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9


Plum Magic Crape Myrtles are small, vibrant myrtles that bring bright, summer color to small yard spaces. Plum Magics grow about 12-14 feet in height and width and produce beautiful fuchsia-pink blooms during the summer. Before flowering, the tree produces plum-purple new growth which later turns green. Plum Magic is hardy in Zones 7-9 and is resistant to mildew and leaf spot. It should be planted in full sun with well-drained soil.

USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide


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How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

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.

About First Editions™

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
w taylor

It’s beautiful, healthy, standing tall. I am so pleased. This is the second time I have purchased this plant from your company. I moved so I wanted to replace it.
The foliage for me is it’s biggest draw. When it matures, the flowers might change my mind. Thank you for such a well packaged, beautiful shrub/tree.

dennis norman

Plant seems to be adapting to new area. Looking good. Fall arriving soon which may change things. happy so far.