First Editions® Purple Magic Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Purple Magic' PP23,906

Height: 6-10'
Width: 6-10'
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 7-9
Blooming in early summer with dark purple flowers, this dense shrub form of crape myrtle fits in the landscape where taller crape myrtles do not.  The new growth has a reddish tint and will eventually mature to a glossy green in color, really setting off the rich purple flowers.  Will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded.  Blooms in summer on new wood, so prune in winter.  Highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew.