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You don't find purple blooms like these on crape myrtles very often. They'll last 70 days in most climates!

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Twilight Crape Myrtle

Amazing Purple Blooms on a Low Maintenance Crape Myrtle

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The darkest purple on a crape myrtle!
Low maintenance
Highly drought tolerant

The royal purple colors of the Twilight Crape Myrtle have been difficult to find until now!

With large, lightly fragrant flower clusters that bloom from early June until frost, it can be grown as a broad shrub or as a horizontal tree.

This is one of the few crape myrtles that bloom deep purple flowers for 70 days!

Twilight Purple Crape Myrtles grow up to 20-25 feet tall, making it a popular choice for lining driveways, roadways, fences, or in groupings as a stunning showpiece for your yard.

The leaves on the Twilight unfold in late Spring with a display of bronze color that becomes a deep green during the Summer months. These will change to yellows, oranges, or burgundy in the fall.

For even more color, the bark changes from the smooth mottled gray that gradually peels off in early Summer to reveal a light pink bark that darkens to reddish brown.

The rich purple flowers are an incredible contrast to the subtle colors of the bark.

This variety of Langerstroemia fauriei have been bred for hardiness. Once established, they are extremely drought tolerant and have a vigorous growth rate.

Twilight crape myrtles do best in full sun and love acidic soil.

These crape myrtles are easy to grow and a delightful addition to any yard. Besides making a wonderful barrier, they are resistant to deer and rabbits, and do well in most growing conditions.



Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 20-25 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Twilight'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Twilight Crape Myrtle


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Twilight Crape Myrtle.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Twilight Crape Myrtle gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Twilight Crape Myrtle again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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We were very happy with our purchase, we planted them right away, then the storm Sandy came, they survived very nicely. Then we had a cold snowy winter, in the spring they started growing and in late August they started bloomingTheir beautiful!!
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December 31, 2012
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It bloomed a few weeks after i planted it! beautiful and very healthy trees!
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
Shipping was fast! The tree is more pink then purple. Sure hope as it grows it turns more purple.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
Recived the Crape Myrtles in a timely fashion and They are growing well.
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2 years ago
This tree has performed beautifully and is exactly what I expected.
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3 years ago
Product was received in good condition and appeared to be very healthy. I was not able to plant upon arrival due to extreme drought in Houston. Tree was kept alive in the pot all summer and over the winter. I just planted it 2 days ago and it is growing by the minute. If we continue to get rain it looks like it will do beautifully.
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I bought three of these last summer. They bloomed the first year, within a month or two of planting. This summer they are covered in blooms for the second time this year. This year's blooms are darker than the first year. I love them
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December 31, 2012
Has grown very well and is a beautiful plant. Ours is more pink than I expected -- not sure if it has to do with the soil type but it's a magenta color instead of the deep purple we expected.
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mine is blooming now after planting it last fall. Its gorgeous! And the company does an amazing job of shipping them too!
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do you have the plants that are 6-8 ft tall?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: Are the 3-4' tall Twilight Crepe Myrtles single truink?

Do you have 100 that you can ship me?

Price?
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CAN I PLANT NOW IN JUNE ?
JUANITA on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: You could ,but you would be taking a chance. Depending on the heat index, it would need a lot of water, but you could also over water and rot the roots. Safer to wait till Fall to plant.
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Looking to see if this is a Whitney Hybrid?
Christine on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: The Twilight Crape Myrtle Tree is not a Whitney Hybrid. Ours is the Lagerstroemia indica variety.
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will the crepe myrtle roots damage water pipes?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: I would believe any type of roots could damage any type of piping, but for the past two years I havent had any problems with my crepe myrtle.
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Want 20-50 Twilight Crepe Myrtle. single trunk trees

Can you supply?
John P on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: Please contact a sales representative at 888-504-2001.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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can you supply 100 liners of the Twilight Crepe Myrtle?
John P on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: Please contact a sales representative at 888-504-2001.
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how big is the plant delivered?
julia on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: The 4 to 5 ft tree is at least 4 feet tall and anywhere between 4 to 5 ft tall. Unfortunately our tree sizes aren't uniform because each tree is unique with it's own growth rate and pattern.
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Is this tree OK for PA, close to MD line??
Ed K on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: Pa is a little too cold for this Tree. It doesn't do well outside of zone 7.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Twilight Crape Myrtle can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.