First Editions® Coral Magic Crape Myrtle Shrub

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Crape Myrtles are graceful shrubs! They are the highlights of the early summer garden with flowers that are richly colored and lavishly crinkled! First Edition® Plants has introduced an exciting new form of Crape Myrtle - the Magic series. One of the most unique among these gorgeous flowering ornamentals is the First Editions® Coral Magic Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Coral Magic' PP23,922) is loaded with salmon-pink flowers that are unique and eye-catching!

The dense shrub is covered in glossy red foliage that magically turns dark green as the summer progresses! These healthy growers just need a place with room to grow and plenty of sun!

Besides their graceful beauty and uniquely colored flowers that Hummingbirds and pollinators adore, Coral Magic - like all the shrubs in the Magic series - has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. This means less spraying, less coddling, and more enjoying! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9, this Crape grows into a rounded 6-10 foot tall and wide shrub!

Planting and Application:

Equally beautiful on its own as a specimen plant or in a mixed shrub border, Coral Magic lights up its surroundings! The radiant blooms grace any sunny garden bed or border and can be trained to any size best for your landscape!

Pair Coral Magic with white or blue companion flowers for an unforgettable look! The lush foliage and eye-catching blooms create a long-lasting hedge of color all growing season, easily highlighting everything planted before them as backdrops while showing off all on their own as well!

The adaptable size means even container gardeners can enjoy Coral Magic! Add screening to your poolside seating areas, create vibrant accents around patios, or dress up either side of your front steps with a matched pair of these ornamental shrubs!

  • Unique Salmon-Pink Crinkly Blooms
  • Nice Natural Rounded Shape
  • Free Flowering & Reblooming
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Brilliant Hedges & Specimens, Container Accents & Season-Long Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Whether you spell it as one word or as Crepe Myrtle, just give Coral Magic full sun and plenty of water to get it established and it will reward you with years of carefree blooms! Provide any well-drained location and a topdressing of 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for best results.

Deadhead after the first round of blooms to encourage a second and prune your shrub in the spring to shape and control the size. Crape Myrtles bloom on new wood, so trim before you see new growth emerging each year.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Easy to Grow & Low-Maintenance
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Very Deer, Mildew & Disease Resistant

Vivid coral blooms not once but twice on a mid-sized, low-maintenance flowering shrub? Your landscape needs the First Editions® Coral Magic Crape Myrtle from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you're getting! Single-stem, multi-stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we're currently offering below.

Single Stem:

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi-stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Coral Magic Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia 'Coral Magic'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Coral-Pink
Foliage Red and Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring