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Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Crimson RedLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle variety represents the first series of true dark-leafed crape myrtles. The blooms of the Crimson Red Black Diamond come in a vibrant crimson red blooms with bright yellow centers which offset the intense hues of the dark leaves. When Crimson Red first starts to bloom, the bloom may appear white but will darken once fully opened. As with any bloom, as time progresses the bloom will fade. The bright blooms of the Black Diamond 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, a spread of 6 to 8 feet, and 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 large enough. These crape myrtles are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, and low-maintenance. The Black Diamond is hardy in Zones 7-9.
FAQ: What is the difference between the reds in the Black Diamond® Collection?
Red Hot™-We have found Red Hot™ to naturally prefer to take on more of an upright tree-form. The bloom color is the darkest red of the Black Diamond® collection.
Crimson Red™- We have found Crimson Red™ to naturally take on a shrubbier habit. The bloom color is the brightest red in the Black Diamond® crape myrtle collection.
Best Red™-We have found the growth habit and bloom color of Best Red™ to be right between Crimson Red™ and Red Hot™. Best Red™ is also one of the earliest bloomers of the collection.
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®
About a month after planting and its starting to bloom. The Red Crimson is the way to go. The vibrant red blooms contrast so nicely with the dark foliage. I could only be happier if the variety grew larger!
Beautiful! Great quality and so full. Thank you
Super impressed by the shipping and the health of the plant. It was bigger than I thought it would be and is looking healthier than those that I bought locally. Thank you guys!
Easy to order from the website and the packaging for the shipment is always the best in the business. This is not my first order nor my last. They are Great taking care of the products you buy from them.
wonderful customer service. tree was shipped on it's head (broke off all the blooms). customer service gave me a new tree that was blooming. will buy again and again.