First Editions® Sunset Magic™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-IX' PPAF

Height: 5-10'
Width: 4-8'
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 7-9
Talk about a sizzling combination! This compact beauty has large almost true red inflorescences that cover the dark foliage when they flower. Sunset Magic™ flowers more heavily than other reds with dark foliage. Deep black-purple leaves are flatter, lustrous and hold their dark color into late summer. Foliage has been disease free to date. Like our other dark leaf Magic™ crapes, Sunset Magic™ is Cercospora resistant and an excellent problem-free replacement for purple leaf plums in areas where plums are defoliated by August.