Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Late spring to fall
- 4-5 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 1 ft.
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstromia indica 'Black Diamond'
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A New Twist to a Garden StapleAdd a new twist to a old favorite with a Best Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle tree. We already have a wide selection of stunning Crape Myrtles but the Black Diamond range takes landscaping to a whole new level. The foliage of the Black Diamond Crape Myrtle series is, you guessed it, a spectacular black color. Set against this, in brilliant contrast, are the red jewel-colored blooms. To say that this tree presents a jaw-dropping picture is just an understatement; if you plant this in your front yard, passersby will stop and ask you all about it.
Three Seasons of Stunning
The black foliage of a Black Diamond Crape Myrtle tree makes an appearance in early spring, creating a stark and vivid architectural structure in an almost empty garden landscape. The large and bright flowers appear in late spring and contrast to the dark leaves all the way through the fall. The vivid red blooms have a bright yellow center making for a extremely high-impact plant visually. Each Black Diamond Crape Myrtle tree adds value to your garden for three seasons of the year.
Although Black Diamond Crape Myrtles can grow up to 10 to 12 feet, qualifying these trees as intermediate or semi-dwarf, by cutting them down to 4 inches every winter you can grow them as flowering hedges, 3 to 4 feet tall. These Crape Myrtles also grow successfully as patio plants in decorative planters, as long as the containers have diameters of at least 12 inches. Given the unusual color of these plants, they work visually very well when planted in a line flanking a driveway or as a fence.
Easy to Care For
For all their beauty, Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are low maintenance plants. They're drought tolerant but appreciate regular watering, especially in the first month after planting. Plant them in full sun for the best growth and fertilize annually in the spring when the new growth starts. Pruning in winter encourages healthy growth and allows you to shape the tree how you wish. These Crape Myrtles are highly resistant to mildew.
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