Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Crimson Red

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
 

$54.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-9.

Mature Height:

10-12 ft

Mature Width:

6-8 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

4-5 ft

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Flower Color:

Red

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
  • Description
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  • How to Plant
  • Care
  • About Black Diamond
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. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 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 Crapemyrtle 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.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
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.

To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 inches deep, making sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Water regularly until established. Remove dead branches any time and prune weak branches back in the spring in order to encourage a strong and productive tree. Fertilize once per year as new growth emerges.
Black Diamonds are a revolutionary new series of crape myrtles that provide unique beauty to your landscape. Flawless black foliage emerges in early spring followed by masses of brilliant jewel-toned blooms that last until the first frost. Black Diamonds are perfect for landscapes of all sizes because they have a naturally compact habit, reaching a maximum height of 10-12 ft. and width of 8 ft. Style wise, Black Diamonds make attractive flowering hedges or beautiful trees to line your driveway or fence, they also perfect planted in decorative pots to place on your deck, porch or balcony.

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FRANK RIGGIO
Looking good

So far looking well. Quick delivery no damage.

When the plant produces I hope to post pictures

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Jason W

Had a shipping issue that damaged the plants but customer service was outstanding and within a few days had replacement plants sent out that were perfect. Can’t wait to see them bloom!

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Buddy Lovell

I was wondering if you all have the blush black diamond crape myrtle for sale

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Raymond Moritz
Crape Myrtle

Very pleased with my recent purchase. Plants doing well and look forward to seeing them bloom later this season

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Joyce Conrad

I bought 2 perennial crape myrtle last fall.checking the limbs they seem to break into. Will they come back or are they dead? Do they regrow from the ground?

Hello Joyce, If you are in Zone 6 or colder, you will want to treat your crape myrtle as a perennial that will re-grow from the ground each year. The plant will not reach maturity height and width due to the dieback each year, but it can make a lovely flowering hedge if mass planted. We only recommend Zone 7-9 for the Black Diamond crape myrtles. The brand manufacturer has all geographical considerations listed on their website here: https://www.blackdiamondblooms.com/portfolio/crimson-red

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