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Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Mystic MagentaLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Mystic Magenta is a show-stopping new Black Diamond Crape Myrtle with striking black foliage and masses of magenta-pink blooms. The blooms reach their productivity peak during the summer and fall months. This variety has been described as having an intermediate growth habit, reaching 10 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It can be used as a specimen or in mass plantings. Crape Myrtles look particularly nice when lining driveways or fences, and can also be planted in a container on your deck or patio as long as the container is at least 12 inches in diameter. These crape myrtles are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, and low-maintenance. This crape myrtle can be used in Zones 2-5 if in a planter and brought in during the winter months. Zone 6 planting requires protection during the winter otherwise, it will die back to the ground and blooms will be sparse. The Black Diamond is hardy in Zones 7-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
About Black Diamond®
This is the second mystic magenta crape myrtle that I have purchased from Plant Me Green and I have been totally pleased with both purchases. My yard maintenance crew and neighbors have been very impressed with this unique offering.
Plant arrive in great condition, and was bigger & healthier than I expected ! So wow, that was really very nice. I can't say the same for a plant I bought from Target. It's on the way back to them . It arrived dead. This is the place to get quality plants & good service.
My myrtles arrived swiftly, packaged extremely well, and they are healthy!
Arrive ALIVE, beautifully packaged and healthy
Great tree. Fantastic Packaging.
Ready to plant already blooming