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First Editions® Sunset Magic™ Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG-IX' PPAF

Talk about a sizzling combination! This compact beauty has large almost true red inflorescences that cover the plant when they flower and Sunset Magic™ flowers more heavily than other reds with dark foliage. Deep black-purple leaves are flat, lustrous and hold their dark color into late summer. Foliage has been disease free to date. Like our other dark leaf Magic™ crapes, Sunset Magic™ is Cercospora resistant and an excellent problem-free replacement for purple leaf plums in areas where plums are defoliated by August.

Plant Specs

  • Zone:7-9
  • Bloom cycle:
  • Height:5-10'
  • Exposure:Full Sun
  • Width:4-8'
  • Petal count:
  • Flower color:Orange-red
  • Flower form:Ruffled, double flowers