Crape Myrtle - First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
Plant Quick Guide
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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.
This is a great crepe myrtle for beginners. It’s disease resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew which can be a problem especially in the Humid summer Of the south. Mine took a year to establish before taking off and blooming. This tree is beautiful from spring until fall. Their carnation like dark/light red blooms are stunning and they have reddish orange colored leaves in the fall which I find attractive as well! Fertilize in spring and water twice a week or more during hot dry days. Overall they’re a great addition to your garden/landscape and are beautiful flowering trees.