Terrific resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew
Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: hybrid Variety: 'Purple Magic' ppaf: PP#23,906 Item Form: 2-Quart Zone: 6 - 9 Bloom Start To End: Mid Summer - Early Fall Habit: Compact Plant Height: 4 ft - 6 ft Plant Width: 4 ft - 6 ft Additional Characteristics: Butterfly Lovers,Easy Care Plants,Fast Growing,Flower,Free Bloomer,Bloom First Year,Long Bloomers,Repeat Bloomer Bloom Color: Dark Purple Foliage Color: Purple,Red Light Requirements: Full Sun Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained Resistance: Bacterial Leaf Spot,Cold Hardy,Deer Resistance,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant,Powdery Mildew Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy Uses: Border,Containers,Fall Color,Foliage Interest,Hedge,Ornamental Restrictions: *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following: Canada,Guam,Hawaii,Puerto Rico,Virgin Islands,Arizona
The recent explosion in Crapemyrtle breeding has resulted in many new color combinations, plant habits, and disease resistances -- and none is more exciting than the First Editions® Magic™ series. Every variety in this series was selected for its ability to produce masses of blooms in rich, true colors on compact to intermediate sized shrubs.
The foliage also displays exciting new colors, as well as superb resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Each Magic™ cultivar is unique, and together they demonstrate the sheer range and beauty of contemporary Crapemyrtles.Purple Magic™ sets itself apart with intensely colored blooms of violet-purple. The strongest color ever seen in the Crapemyrtle family, these crinkly blooms are showstoppers! Crinkly and very abundant, they are accompanied by bright red spring foliage, only gradually greening out in summer. Expect blooms in great numbers from midspring to late spring, and then again in early summer.
Compact (just 4 to 6 feet high and wide), dense, and colorful, this shrub is simply stunning. Give it full sun and excellent soil drainage, and let Purple Magic™ do the rest! Zones 6-9.