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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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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:)