Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Twilight') in the Crepe Myrtles Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Crepe Myrtle
Give a thumbs up Crape Myrtle

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Twilight

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
color? by bviolet May 31, 2016 9:13 AM 0

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Crepe Myrtles Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia)

« The Crepe Myrtles Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Rosa Crepuscule"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.