• Twilight Crape Myrtle for Sale


Twilight Crape Myrtle

Reg: $49.90
Save: $29.94  (60%)
Ships May 31st, 2016

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Twilight Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Twilight Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 7-9

Growing Zones 7-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Twilight'

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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.

Customer Reviews

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23 Reviews
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I bought this crape at a height of 2-3 ft and planted 9/8/14. Arrived nice and healthy and ready to plant. I recommend this company to everyone as they send the best and healthiest trees and stand behind the quality of every tree, as I had one that didn't make it and they replaced it immediately with no problem at all. Very reputable company to do business with also.. and I can't wait to see the growth and all the fantastic blooms. I live in FL zone 9..
September 9, 2014
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.
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
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!!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
Recived the Crape Myrtles in a timely fashion and They are growing well.
December 31, 2012
over 4 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.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Shipping was fast! The tree is more pink then purple. Sure hope as it grows it turns more purple.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
mine is blooming now after planting it last fall. Its gorgeous! And the company does an amazing job of shipping them too!
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
It bloomed a few weeks after i planted it! beautiful and very healthy trees!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
This tree has performed beautifully and is exactly what I expected.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I chose this tree because they are hearty in the San Joaquin Valley. Since we are in a drought, this beautiful and colorful tree will add color to my rock, and succulent front yard.
Veronica R on Apr 18, 2016
The color is beautiful and it would look magnificent on my front lawn always wanted one of these trees hope I will be satisfied
Millicent T on Apr 14, 2016
I chose this tree because they are hearty in the San Joaquin Valley. Since we are in a drought, this beautiful and colorful tree will add color to my rock, and succulent front yard.
Veronica R on Apr 18, 2016
John T on Apr 16, 2016
The color is beautiful and it would look magnificent on my front lawn always wanted one of these trees hope I will be satisfied
Millicent T on Apr 14, 2016
For summertime flowers
Paul G on Apr 11, 2016
Beautiful tree and will offer just the right amount of privacy without being an eyesore!
Jodi B on Apr 4, 2016
Hardiness and beauty.
Donna E on Apr 4, 2016
because it flowers for 70 days
fran s on Apr 2, 2016
I wanted to line one side of my driveway with crape myrtles and I love the look of the purple flowers on this one. There are crape myrtles everywhere in Louisiana but I don't ever see any with a deep purple. I planted my trees in the fall and they are leafing out wonderfully this spring so I'm hopeful that we'll get some flowers this year even though the trees are still very small.
Amy H on Apr 1, 2016
These are one of the Most beautiful Flowering trees Ive seen and they are extremely Durable to all types of Weather.
Alana H on Mar 31, 2016
For the color
David C on Mar 26, 2016
mark g on Mar 21, 2016
I love the color
Madelin D on Mar 21, 2016
I love the fact when they get older they will bloom for 3 to4 months
raymond a on Mar 12, 2016
David S on Mar 9, 2016
Beautiful blooms!
Jessica O on Mar 9, 2016
I love the beautiful blooms and the stature of the tree. I am looking forward to watching this beautiful tree grow and bloom.
Linda G on Mar 5, 2016
purple is my favorite color
celeste b on Feb 28, 2016
I have wanted to get this type tee or some time...After reading the planting instructions and customer reviews I was persuaded to buy..
Mai L on Feb 26, 2016
I alway add the myrtle to my yards # 5 ,so this home I build from the ground up, so a corner lot it will be great.
william w on Feb 24, 2016
The purple is so incredible and I had to add this color into my yard landscape. Only GOD can produce this kind of color!
Angela J on Feb 23, 2016
I have wanted a crepe myrtle this color for a long time and just have not got around to buying one. Online shopping is great!!!
Judy S on Feb 19, 2016
The color is absolutely dynamic, deep purple.
It's not a faded lavender.
Tom N on Feb 17, 2016
We have been wanting to plant some flowering trees and thought this one was so beautiful. Pricing is excellent as well.
Johnny D on Feb 13, 2016
When they're in bloom, nothing can obscure their beauty.
Anthony G on Feb 9, 2016
MAXINE D on Oct 9, 2015
Our local home improvement stores have had a poor selection of Crepe Myrtles. I finally decided to order exactly what I want and at a very reasonable price!
Tahmra R on Oct 7, 2015
This tree is beautiful and hardy, and has thrived in my yard. After it was established it has required no maintenance.
Leigh A on Oct 6, 2015
John T on Apr 16, 2016
For summertime flowers
Paul G on Apr 11, 2016
Does this tree do well in Maryland?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
How many feet/inches (approximately) will these trees grow per year?
Holly K on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine grew like Tom H's...about 4'-0". Their 2nd year and probably about 15'-0" high now, with lots of blooms.
I live in Bradenton,Florida area 9.
Can you propagate new crape myrtle trees from trimmings?
LISA R on Mar 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, cut a twig you left on the tree in the spring before it shoots, put it in posting compost, water every day and leave it in full sun. It should grow.
do you have the plants that are 6-8 ft tall?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The largest plants that we carry are 5 to 6 ft tall. Currently we only have 3 to 4 ft tall Twilight Crapes available.
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.
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.
Will this tree grow in cold spring, NY...lower hudson valley? If not what do you recommend as a substitute? really love all the flowers and that it is deer resistant.
Carolyn P on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is not recommended for you area. I would suggest a Red Rocket Crape Myrtle or a Kwanzan Cherry tree.
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.
Will this crepe myrtle tolerate the heat and sandy soil in central Florida?
Kathy L on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This depends on your exact location in central Florida. If you're in zone 9 this Crape will do perfect in your area, however in you're in zone 10 you'll need more more heat tolerant tree. Enter your zip code after clicking the link below to find out what growing zone you're in. Crape Myrtles can tolerate a huge variety of different soils, and grow perfectly fine in sandy soil.

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.
this plant will be planted in northern indiana. will it servive 10below zero temps?
margaret r on Aug 11, 2015
The Twilight Crape Myrtle is zoned 7-9. Northern Indiana is zoned 5a-5b. It would not survive your winters.
will this tree survive on Long Island NY?
tom d on Aug 7, 2015
Long Island is zoned 6-7 so it would depend on where you are located. You can google hardiness map for new york and find your location. This crape is zoned 7-9. If you need further help please call our sales department 1 888 504-2001. Thank you
Would this tree do well in a courtyard or is the root structure going to lift pavers?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My tree is still very young, about 3 feet tall and it does have a large root system. I'm not sure it would do well with pavers as it is an invasive tree . You should keep this at least 3 feet from sidewalks, etc, and 10 feet from houses, garages etc.
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.
Will this shrub grow ok in MO??
Julie M on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This crape myrtle is blooming right now and it, as all of the cm s you sold me, is doing just great.
But I live in Florida and I have no idea how the tree would do there in MO. I think it's out of the area recommended..too far north for this tree.
But I can't really help you as i live in the 9 area.
Will this tree grow in Okeechobee, FL?
Denise M on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should grow really well in Florida, not so good here in Michigan. It's too cold up here and it doesn't look like it's survived the winter.
Why is my Twilight Crape Myrtle flower fuschia?
Melissa R on Aug 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: May guess is it's your soil! Many plants ar effected by the soil or fertilizer uses on them! The color may change again!

can i get a small tree like 2 ft? or do you only sell one size? thank you
diane b on Aug 8, 2015
We are currently out of stock on the 1-2 ft. Twilight Crape Myrtle.We are currently running a sale that would make the 4-5 ft. a real bargain. If your interested please contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001 Happy Gardening
Will they survive in Kentucky?
Heather F on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It says they grow best in zones 7 to 9. We live in a zone 7 area, and ours is fine. Check with your local nursery or master gardener for your zone. The map on this page suggests that most of Kentucky is not compatible for the crape myrtle.
I have 2 white purple leaf crepe myrtles. I want to know how to feed crepes 6 to 8 feet? thank you
willy on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: An established Crepe Myrtle will benefit form being fertilized once a year in early spring. An 8-8-8- or 10-10-10 fertilizer will do fine, and look for a slow-release form with trace minerals. Too much fertilizer on an established tree will result in lots of foliage and a reduced number of flowers, so don't over do it! Water after applying your fertilizer to start the process.

When first planted and for subsequent year or two, you can fertilize more frequently (3 times over the spring and summer), to encourage vigorous growth. Be sure to give your young tree adequate water: if you don't get an inch of rain during the course of a couple of weeks, give your young tree supplemental watering.
my soil is hard and clay.I live in Tennessee.?
DOLLY F on Feb 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure. Good luck.
I will be receiving 2 crepe myrtles this week WV. How soon can I plant them, the grounds frozen at this time, and can I store them in the garage until ready to plant?
Dave F on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are probably dormant, so you could actually plant them now. Yes you can store them until your ready to plant,
when would i have to plant it in ct?
Lorraine d on Nov 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm from Ct.originally and I think it would be too cold for it up there. It does well in Zones 7 through 9 and Connecticut is a Zone 5, 6 and some areas such as Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford etc. are Zone 7. You may want to ask your local Nursery if they think the Crepe Myrtle would do well. Hope this helps!Enter an answer to this question.
80.37 is not 72% off 119.95 as banner advertised on site. When will the price be lowered?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: can I buy in southern, CA
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.
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.


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