Twilight Crape Myrtle
Stunning Clusters of Purple Flowers Provide an Elegant Focal Point for Any Southern Landscape
- Twilight Crepe Myrtles are highly drought resistant
- The wide-spreading, bloom-filled branches provide a beautifully lush privacy screen
- Enjoy a flood of delicate, lacy blooms from mid May to late September
The Twilight Crape Myrtle makes a spectacular low maintenance focal point for landscapes with full sun.
These breath-taking plants thrive in zones 7-10 and enjoy full sun and well-draining acidic soil. Crape Myrtles are vigorous growers and can reach heights of up to 25 feet. The majestic coloration of this specific variety makes the Twilight Crape Myrtle a truly unique addition to any landscape or backyard terrace.
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How far apart should Crepe Myrtles be planted?
Typical spacing between each full size tree is between 6-8 feet.
Do Twilight Crepe Myrtles attract birds?
The summer long pink and purple flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Are Crepe Myrtles container friendly?
Yes, the Twilight Crepe Myrtle makes a great specimen for container planting. To properly maintain a container-grown Twilight Crepe Myrtle, additional waterings and increased pruning will be required.
The Twilight Crepe Myrtle is a popular choice for fence lines or lining driveways. These vigorous growers should have 6-8 feet of leg room when multiple trees are being planted. When placing in a permanent location the hold should be dug twice as wide and just as deep as the root bal
Late fall or early spring are ideal seasons to make these leggy plants part of your landscape. Twilight Crepe Myrtles are best suited to be grown in warmer climate zones that include the west coast, southern midwest, and lower states along the east coast.
While these marvelous trees are known to be extremely drought tolerant, they still need to be watered regularly.
Providing adequate amounts of water ensures a healthy tree and hardy blooms.
The beautiful splendor of a Crepe Myrtle’s lacy blooms thrive in acidic soils. Fertilization may be required to boost the nutrient levels of your soil. A slow release, high nitrogen, 20-10-10 mix should be applied each year in early spring to ensure these eye catching beauties remain the focal point of your space.
Prune in late winter prior to signs of new growth to help maintain the desired shape of your tree or shrub. General pruning to remove dead, or weak stems can be done as desired prior to the first frost. Twilight Crepe Myrtles can be pruned to create either gorgeous shrubs or magnificent trees. Keeping the tops pruned down and uniform will create a shortened, easy-to-manage hedge. In contrast, trimming the sides and narrowing the base to a single trunk will create a tree-like growth pattern.
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|Soil Type||Acidic, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||10-15 Feet|