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Crape Myrtle - First Editions® Ruffled Red MagicLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Talk about red AND ruffled! This new crape myrtle has distinctly different, carnation-like, glowing red flowers that show beautifully against the lustrous dark green foliage. Foliage turns orange-red in fall. The habit is upright, but compact, with dense branching. Like the others in the Magic series, Ruffled Red™ re-blooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. It is also resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew, which is quite a breeding accomplishment in red crapes. At maturity it can reach a height of 12 feet and a width of 8 feet.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide
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How to Plant
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.
About First Editions™
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.