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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Twilight'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Twilight

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive redslab On Oct 24, 2012, redslab from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a deep purple, not red as stated above in the description. Fall leaf color is great too.

Positive gsiwicki On Nov 24, 2010, gsiwicki from Whitehouse Station, NJ wrote:

Planted two last year and the deer didn't bother them. Decided to plant eleven lining the street-it's going to look beautiful as they grow larger and blossom. They look pretty without the leaves right now:)


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Cary, North Carolina
Erwin, Tennessee
Denton, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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