Ruffled Red Magic Crape Myrtle
Very Red and Very Ruffled!
Looking for something distinctly different in a crepe myrtle? Look no further than Ruffled Red Magic crepe myrtle. This new crepe myrtle has all of the great traits you love about your other crepe myrtles, but with a few HUGE new features.
This compact plant blooms all summer with carnation-like glowing red flowers that stand out in stark contrast to the lustrous dark green foliage. And the foliage? When the flower show stops in late summer the leaves take over by turning a deep orange-red in the fall.
Like others in the Magic series of crepes myrtles, Ruffled Red reblooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. The plant is a strong upright grower, but compact with dense branching. It makes a great summer screen or foundation planting. It is also resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, which is quite a breeding accomplishment in red crepes.
If you’ve never grown a crepe myrtle, this is the one to start with. Simple to grow and a garden showstopper, you will be forever happy that you planted one (or several!) of these beauties. Plant them with other bright flowers or shrubs in deep green. Let them draw the eye to some great piece of garden art or hide an architectural flaw. They are great on their own and in groups. They even succeed in large containers on your porch.
* First Editions® Plants
* Striking red flowers
* Very disease resistant
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-VII'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|