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  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ for Sale

    Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ for Sale

 
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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™

Lagerstroemia indica

$59.95

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ Planting Mix

Helps your Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)



Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Black Diamonds are Forever Amazing

Give your garden or landscape the brilliance it deserves with the bold beauty only the Black Diamond® Red Crape Myrtle can deliver.

The vivid color display will add an awesome elegance that will tantalize the eye. Rich, crimson red blooms surrounded by dark almost pewter colored leaves offer stately appeal to any planting location you choose. Considered by many enthusiasts to be the most awesome combination of flowers and leaves, enjoy the show of soothing color from late spring all the way through the fall.

Hardiest Substance Known to Landscapes

Aside from its magnificent looks, the Black Diamond® Red Crape Myrtle is a hardy plant that needs little in the way of maintenance. Drought tolerant, mildew resistant and highly productive during the flowering season, this stunning variety is as tough and opulent as its name suggests. Hardy in zones 6-9, they can be enjoyed in the colder climates of zones 2-5 as well. Just place your Black Diamond® Reds in planters and bring them indoors during harsh winter months. Pruning just once a year will encourage healthy growth for the coming season.

Create the Design of your Dreams

The convenient size of the Black Diamond® Red Crape Myrtle offers versatility to satisfy many of your landscape or garden design ideas. Whether strategically placed in containers on your patio, or planted to create a warm and inviting entry along your driveway, the Black Diamond® is a popular choice among landscape experts and home gardeners alike. Reaching a maximum height of 12 feet, they can be planted in almost any scenario. Just be sure your layout includes at least eight hours of full sun daily and expect your Crape Myrtle to burst with fabulous blooms each year.

Fill your garden with the ruby red blooms that only this precious gem can deliver. Order your Black Diamond® Red Crape Myrtle today.





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Absolutely love this plant
We bought one this spring. The plant was not real large but very nice. It hasn't grown a lot but was absolutely beautiful with lots of cherry red blooms
I love it so much I have just ordered three more!!!!!!!!
September 29, 2014
Richland, WA
Growing Zone:
7
Somewhat disappointed!!!
I was extremely excited to order the black diamond crape myrtle, According to my order I was to receive the 3 gallon, to my surprise on arrival (which was pretty quick) the tree was 9 inches and definitely appeared roughly 1 gallon in size. Definitely didn't look like the 3 gallon advertised in the description. The tree arrived in great condition but feel the size was misleading. I ordered 3 gallon hydrangeas from this site that are bigger than the tree????
April 26, 2016
Aberdeen, MD
Growing Zone:
7
Smaller than expected
Ordered the 3 gallon but received a gallon tree. Very healthy and vigorous so it'll do but didn't meet my expectations.
May 18, 2016
Manassas, VA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Love it!
I will work very hard to try and keep this beautiful crape myrtle alive through the harsh winter in the Hudson Valley (Zone 6) as the one I bought last spring died. I think I kept it in the pot too long before putting it into the ground and it did not have enough time to grow deep roots. I plan to cover this one with lots of straw and chips and it went into the ground as soon as it arrived.
It has blooms on it now. It is so beautiful.
July 24, 2015
Peekskill, NY
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
The Crape Myrtle I purchased came nicely packed after being pruned for shipping. Even with an extremely hot summer, the tree has shown pretty good growth in its infancy. It has put on a beautiful, vivid set of red flowers. I am quite happy with my purchase.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle
I was very pleased on how fast and great condition my order was received. I had a hole already for my RED Black Diamond. I also purchased the plant mix for this tree. I was so excited for my Tree and had it in the ground within 30 minutes from delivery. The only disappointment I have is that 2days later it had bright pink flowers on it. " I HATE PINK ". Very disappointed in the color.
August 24, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Looks Good
Was very stressed the leaves were dogeared and container dry on arrival but water and shade as per instructions perked it up. In the ground now still dropping a few leaves but looks good. Great looking dark leaves a few of the buds opening bright red hoping for the best.
August 17, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Beautiful Black Diamond
Last year I planted the Black Diamond Red Crape Myrtle in the front of my house. I have had so many people stop and ask me about my beautiful plant. I now have planted one in the back of my house. It adds contrast to the landscape with its dark leaves and red flowers. It is hardy during the summer and faired well during the winter. Easy to plant, easy to maintain and is a beautiful addition to any landscape.
July 24, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Very Pleased !!!
I received the Black Diamond with buds all over the tree! I planted it just off my patio so would be enjoyable from my kitchen window. It is blooming after a few days! I am very pleased and looking forward to other flowering trees!
July 31, 2015
Topeka, KS
Growing Zone:
6
Great experience
The tree arrived in a great condition about 5-7 days after I ordered it. We've had it for about two weeks and it seems to be doing alright. I really enjoyed my shopping experience.
July 2, 2016
slc, UT
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™


Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ Planting Diretions

The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is a small tree (or shrub) known for its gorgeous black foliage and crimson red blooms. Enjoy the color combination from spring through fall. You’ll also love the low maintenance, drought tolerance and resistance to mildew you get with this crape. With a mature height of 10-12 feet and width of 4-5 feet, they’re great for small gardens, planted in containers to border an entryway, or even as a driveway or fence border. Plant your Black Diamond Crape Myrtle in the ground if you are in USDA growing zones 6-9, or keep it in a container and bring it indoors during the winter months if you’re in a cooler zone.

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Black Diamond is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but while establishing, may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.

Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

Fertilizing: Your Black Diamond Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

 

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Why did you choose this?
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For landscaping off my backyard back corners of the yard. Gives a nice size with brilliant color
donna b on Apr 21, 2018
This was a Birthday gift for a friend in Texas who told me she always wanted a red crape myrtle. I ordered a crape myrtle last summer and it is a very beautiful tree. I am looking forward to seeing it bloom again in the spring - summer.
Karen M A on Feb 28, 2018
For landscaping off my backyard back corners of the yard. Gives a nice size with brilliant color
donna b on Apr 21, 2018
Darker leaf coloring is good contrast with red blooms. I was looking for a medium height tree. I bought one for the front of my office building and one for my backyard.
Gary Y on Apr 5, 2018
This was a Birthday gift for a friend in Texas who told me she always wanted a red crape myrtle. I ordered a crape myrtle last summer and it is a very beautiful tree. I am looking forward to seeing it bloom again in the spring - summer.
Karen M A on Feb 28, 2018
Wanted something different that what is growing in the neighborhood.
alric f on Feb 16, 2018
Something else that I wanted was sold out.
charles w on Feb 13, 2018
Because I have been looking for this particular crepe myrtle for its color, shape, and size.
Jeanne S on Feb 6, 2018
Hardiness, dark leaf and flower color
Cathy B on Oct 22, 2017
Small Area to plant and wanted color
H A on Oct 20, 2017
FITS IN SMALL SPACE
Matthew B on Oct 17, 2017
Most beautiful trees in our area. We have two growing now and wanted two more!
Kenneth S on Oct 12, 2017
For Its Beauty.
Verlon P on Oct 6, 2017
It will make an attractive specimen in our yard.
John S on Sep 22, 2017
Love the foliage color in addition to the deep red blooms
Linda L on Aug 26, 2017
The color
Thomas J on Aug 13, 2017
Love crepe myrtles
Marsha R on Jul 31, 2017
Dark Red
Gloria J on Jul 24, 2017
Size and color - have researched these
David S on Jul 11, 2017
Searching for this color,found on your web
Shirley B on Jul 9, 2017
size, color, and growing zone
David J on Jun 28, 2017
Very beautiful!
Paula K on Jun 11, 2017
Love crepe myrtles and needed some as a block. Saw this color locally but decided to go through Fast Growing Trees because I know their products are good.
Marion D on May 24, 2017
Wanted one
Patricia B on May 15, 2017
Beautiful color with good reviews.
Stephanie N on May 11, 2017
Color
Kesha T on May 7, 2017
As a memorial for our daughter
Katie b on May 7, 2017
The beautiful shade of red! :)
Jay J on May 4, 2017
I have always admired these trees and now I will have one of my own.
Ingrid D on Apr 30, 2017
right size and liked the color of the flowers
Constance H on Apr 27, 2017
want the show
ken b on Apr 5, 2017
Love the colors and the compact size.
Kevin L on Apr 5, 2017
Liked the color and size
Vicky S on Apr 4, 2017
100 days of blooms! I like to plant things that offer a lot of color beyond spring.
Tracy J on Apr 2, 2017
I love the image that is displayed on the website. It was easy to choose because the growth rate and dimensions were available on the site.
Catherine Purnell Z on Mar 31, 2017
Beautiful appearance
arkadiusz k on Feb 22, 2017
The color of the leaf and the bright red flowers and good size 10' to 12' tall and 4' to 5' wide
look at the stock often and send them an e-mail and ask for what your looking for if you cant find it
chances are they have it coming in really soon or can special order it for you great trees by people
that truly care about there trees and you and get the warranty well worth it if you have a problem
Thanks Randy TX
BIGLOVE
Randy K on Feb 19, 2017
Dark leaves contrasting beautiful vibrant flower petals.
Charles W on Oct 19, 2016
Color
Stuart G on Oct 15, 2016
Good color, hardy for MD and not overly large when mature.
Giora B on Oct 7, 2016
Color and size
Arthur M on Sep 10, 2016
The color and add color to the lawn
Mary L on Sep 6, 2016
Color and proper planting zone
Pat M on Sep 1, 2016
Beautiful speciman
Alison P on Aug 22, 2016
I have a landscape plan that needs bright specimens of different mature heights. This flowering tree is ideal for placement against the house facade, framing the entryway and allowing for complement to the azaleas under and behind. It's a uniquely colored, hardy addition.
Edward S on Aug 10, 2016
#1...the color of the blooms and the bark #2...a Google Trusted Store
Mary B on Aug 7, 2016
Offers a nice contrast to green leaved plants in landscape. Stated drought resistant, trying to move toward a more climate friendly and less maintenance landscape.
Waltraud B on Aug 6, 2016
Beautiful tree and is just the exact size for the front entrance to my home
Ignacio O on Jul 13, 2016
Hardy, good grower and beautiful
Cheryl C on Jul 13, 2016
I thought this looked great on the website !
Diana M on Jun 30, 2016
Beautiful red color! Fast grower and maintenance free. Just what I need.
Janice G on Jun 30, 2016
Because of height, vibrant color & fast growing.
angela e on Apr 22, 2016
Darker leaf coloring is good contrast with red blooms. I was looking for a medium height tree. I bought one for the front of my office building and one for my backyard.
Gary Y on Apr 5, 2018
Wanted something different that what is growing in the neighborhood.
alric f on Feb 16, 2018
How to plant in a pot?
David S on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Choose a pot that is just a bit larger than the one it arrived in and put in all the fertilizer and growth material that is suggested. It should have drainage holes.
where do we plant this tree if we live in Missouri north south east or west?
mary m on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Nashville and the Black Diamond crape myrtles that I bought are doing well. However, I planted them in large tubs which remain on my south facing patio in spring, summer and fall, but are wheeled into my garage for the winter just to be sure they do well the following year. We can have some tough winters here...last winter there was a good bit of snow and several ice storms. Sky pencil hollies that I purchased from Fast Growing Trees, also in tubs on the patio, stay there all year round and do great.
What if I cannot provide 8 full hours of sunshine. (NY, zone 9)
Less flowers? ?
Jen P on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, with less sunlight you will receive less blooms on Crape Myrtles.
What color is the bark on a mature Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Bark on a Mature Black Diamond Crape Myrtle can range from gray to a dark tan or reddish color.
Is the color of the Black Diamond crape myrtle in harmony with the Dynamite Crapes? Don't want burgundy or pinks to clash. Are the red blooms similar?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not really burgundy, it is crimson.
Can this be pruned to keep it under control?
Jodi F on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a new Crepe. It's considered a half-dwarf. Hence the 10-12 foot tall & its smallish spread. I bought one today & did some research of them. All info I found indicated they grow 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The older Crepes could be pruned in many ways. I have a neighbor who, in early, early spring, cuts his at a height he prefers leaving only the trunks. It quickly grows back and fills out nicely with no ill affects. I would suggest waiting through 2 growing cycles before you consider pruning them. This gives them a great start and allows you to better know what & where to prune for your specific preferences.
I was considering planting this tree against my house. Are the roots invasive?
Faye S on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Crape Myrtles do not have invasive roots.
When planting what do you mean best red?
Jerry O on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With its very dark leaves, the flowers are strikingly a pure red.
will black diamond tolerate water runoff on bottom of a slope?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If your Crape Myrtle doesn't sit in standing water or get over watered it should be fine. They're drought tolerant and often do much better without their soil getting over saturated.
How far should the crate Myrtle be planted from sidewalks and patios?
Jessie H on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Since their root system is not invasive and will not hurt your concrete walkways or patio's you can plant close but I would recommend 3 to 4 feet away so you have enough soil for proper watering. I Love my crepe myrtle. Hope this was helpful.
what is the best time of year to plant these magnificent trees in north houston (tomball texas)?
Deborah M on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted when I got it. About may. Been so long ago I not sure but it is doing well. expect growth this year to be about 18 inches.
are black diamond crepe myrtles fast growing?
marge on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would say mine has doubled in height in less than a year.
is this a good time to plant black daimond crepe myyrtle in zone 6 western ohio?
jim k on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it's fine to go ahead and plant now. However the best times to plant this tree are in the early Spring or early Fall.
Will deer bother this tree?
Phyllis R on Mar 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had any issues with deer and these trees. However deer are not prevalent where I am located.
Do deer eat this tree?
Heather m on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Heather. I have had my Black Diamond Crape Myrtle tree for several years now and have had no problem with deer. The deer will eat my hostas, of course, but tend to leave the Crape alone.

John
Can you plant late summer?
Susan C on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in winter when they were dormant, I've planted other varieties almost anytime of the year with success. I just used common sense about the needs of the plant and tried to reduce the stress it could experience. These plants are very hardy and easy to grow with minimal common sense effort.
how often and when should I fertilize?

Thanks Keith
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had the best results when I fertilize in the spring just before the the leaves appear. This seems to work well for all my crepe myrtles. Some garden centers sell a fertilizer specifically for crepe myrtles that works really well.
I just got one and I live in zone6a what should I do in the winter with it. I did plant it in the ground yesterday?
James R on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can mulch heavily around the tree to protect the roots. When doing so make sure that you leave a little space around the trunk to allow air circulation.
what is the growth rate for a best red crape myrtle?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought Diamond two years ago in a 3-gallon size; he was pretty small. He grows much slower than the Arapaho that I bought at the same time (both from Pam) and was 2 ft. Diamond is currently 27" tall, but very narrow. Whereas the Arapaho (aka Groot) is 32" tall and about 36" wide and the trunk is now displaying the famous crape myrtle pastel watercolor look. Both have been in containers; Groot will go in the ground very soon. I'm live in So Cal desert, so I have been overly protective of them. Diamond is gorgeous. The new leaves are bright green and change to black quite quickly. The bright red flowers last a long time.
One plant would look like the picture? Or, do you need to a few?
Jenny R on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have only 1 tree and it does not have as many trunks as this picture. I have only 4 trunks and that is exactly what I wanted and if another one came up, I would remove it.. Hope this helps.
will it grow in Cleveland Ohio?
Jeanene R on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
When should crape myrtle leaf out?
Carol B on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine have started leafing out this past week in southeastern NC.
I live in southwest florida will this tree work?
william f on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: ... it should work fine. It's a southern plant. Good luck. I have some here in Oregon too
I just planted my crepe myrtle last spring in south Carolina and it looks great. When should I trim it and how for the first time ? Thank you ..K EN
Ken L on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When pruning your Crepe Myrtle you should be careful not to heavily prune the tree. Thin out young trees to 3-4 main branches. After blooming in spring, clip the tips of the branches. Make the cut just above the point where a pair of leaves attaches to the stem.
Do I have to prune a crape myrtle?
elaine b on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No in case you want to just shake the nab I have about eight Mallard all over this make sure their water good
Does the flower or any part of this tree stain concrete or anything of the mature?
Madmen on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine is so far from concrete I could not tell you. I do not see any evidence of it staining the ground around it...
Does this tree have a single trunk or is it more of a bush with several trunks?
C S on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A bush with several trunks. It looks the best as a bush.
I live in Kentucky and have recently planted a Black Diamond but I would like to keep it trimmed so that it does not grow very tall. When and how should I trim it?
Jean E on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jean Any pruning needs to be done during the dormant season. February-March is a good time. You won't need to prune this for the first year or so. When you do prune you do not want to hack the tree back to knubs as many people do, this causes a lot of stress to the tree, and does not allow healthy sturdy branches. Allow your tree to get a decent size trunk and prune criss-crossing branches out to promote good air flow. The ratio should be 60% canopy and 40% trunk. Once your tree has reached the height you want you will need to trim the top branches. Remember this tree tops out at 10-12 ft. so it's smaller than quite a few of the other crape myrtles. Happy Gardening
Is it okay to plant 2 or more in the same planting hole? Multiple trunks, multiple colors, shading a bigger area is what I want to do with these. Thanx.
P. J on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Make sure you dig the hole wide and deep enough to accommodate the fast growth of these trees. Water thoroughly and deeply the first week. Then water every two or three days.
What kind of color does the red black diamond crape myrtle's foliage have in the Autumn?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The foliage is a dark, almost pewter color.

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