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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
(shaded area above)

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


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. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Marsha
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!

By: Julian W. Brown
Recived the Crape Myrtles in a timely fashion and They are growing well.

By: Kathy
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.

By: Lisa Renshaw
mine is blooming now after planting it last fall. Its gorgeous! And the company does an amazing job of shipping them too!

By: Debbie Craig
This tree has performed beautifully and is exactly what I expected.

By: Gail Ibarra
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.

By: Mills Acres
Shipping was fast! The tree is more pink then purple. Sure hope as it grows it turns more purple.

By: Denise
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 blooming
Their beautiful!!


By: L. Anthony
It bloomed a few weeks after i planted it! beautiful and very healthy trees!

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