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Crape Myrtle - First Editions® Sunset Magic™

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
 

$45.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-9.

Mature Height:

6-8 ft

Mature Width:

5-6 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

4-5 ft

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Flower Color:

Red

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
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  • About First Editions Magic
Talk about a sizzling combination! This compact beauty has large red inflorescences that cover the plant when they flower. Sunset Magic™ flowers more heavily than other reds with dark foliage. Deep black-purple leaves are flat, lustrous and hold their dark color into late summer. Foliage has been disease-free to date. Cold hardy in USDA Zones 7-9.

Bonus Attributes:
• Good for potting
• Attracts butterflies
• Deer resistant
• Creates Privacy
We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all orders!
At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground the following business day after you have completed checkout. We still cannot ship to some states based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

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.

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 late winter in order to encourage a strong and productive tree. Use a balancedNPK to fertilize in spring.
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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