First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VII' PPAF

Height: 12'
Width: 8'
Exposure Full sun
Zone: 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 reblooms 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.