CRAPE MYRTLE: TWILIGHT
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA 'TWILIGHT'
This tree has clusters of deep purple blooms in the summer. Its foliage emerges bronze, turns green, and then morphs into shades of burgundy, yellow, and orange. It grows 20-25 feet tall (10-20 feet wide). Plant as an accent to make a statement all year-round.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.