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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!


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 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.

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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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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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
BEAUTIFUL COLORS
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..
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September 9, 2014
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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over 2 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
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December 31, 2012
Recived the Crape Myrtles in a timely fashion and They are growing well.
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December 31, 2012
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over 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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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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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December 31, 2012
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over 4 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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over 2 years ago
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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over 3 years ago
This tree has performed beautifully and is exactly what I expected.
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Does this tree do well in Maryland?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
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.
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How many feet/inches (approximately) will these trees grow per year?
Holly K on Mar 18, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Jennie T on Jun 18, 2014
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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 propagate new crape myrtle trees from trimmings?
LISA R on Mar 4, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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Will this crepe myrtle tolerate the heat and sandy soil in central Florida?
Kathy L on Jun 13, 2015
Best Answer: I bought 2 of these last summer and they have survived nicely. Didn't look so great coming out of the box but they are doing wonderfully. They tolerated the Oklahoma heat last summer just fine, just be sure to water, water, water, if you don't get rain until they get established (probably two years worth including the winter) I don't know about the sandy soil though. Oklahoma soil is mostly red clay so totally different than what you have. Did have a few blooms last year but expecting many more this year. I do love the trees though.
Reply · Report · Melanie N on Jun 15, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Cathie B. on Sep 11, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Brent D on Jul 4, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jun 29, 2015
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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.
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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
Reply · Report · Linda B on Dec 30, 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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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 you suggest someone local (Bradenton, FL) we could get a crape myrtle tree from?
Donna J on Jun 22, 2015
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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
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my soil is hard and clay.I live in Tennessee.?
DOLLY F on Feb 26, 2015
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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
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This tree will be a gift. Will it arrive by Dec. 24 if ordered today, to be delivered to zip code 95762?
Sandra J. Z on Dec 14, 2014
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