Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Mystic Magenta

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

$34.95

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:

Pink

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
  • Description
  • Shipping
  • How to Plant
  • Care
  • About Black Diamond
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.
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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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Jane D.
Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta

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.

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connie
BETTER THAN EXPECTED !

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.

P 03/21/2021

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Patricia H.
Very pleased!

My myrtles arrived swiftly, packaged extremely well, and they are healthy!

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MICCOLE BLAKE
Crape Mertyl

Arrive ALIVE, beautifully packaged and healthy

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Linda Boone
More than Expected

Great tree. Fantastic Packaging.

Ready to plant already blooming

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