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Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Shell PinkLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Shell Pink is a beautiful new Black Diamond Crape Myrtle with an attractive black foliage and masses of coral-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 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®
I received my crepe myrtle in good time. I waited a couple of days to plant it as per your advice. It is now doing well and. Even putting out new growth already.i am very happy with my purchase and can't wait for it to grow and bloom.
Great plants, in good shape after delivery. Easy to get what you want instead of what only the nursery or hardware store has.