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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™Lagerstroemia indica

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  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™
  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™

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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™Lagerstroemia indica

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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Mystic Magenta™ Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

plant watering

Watering Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.


Iridescent Pink Blooms + Dramatic Foliage

Why Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Trees?

Spectacular for large and small spaces alike, the standout feature of the Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle lies in the contrast between dark foliage and iridescent pink blooms.

The Mystic Magenta is an impressive specimen. Due to its nearly black foliage, the cheery pink flowers have a glowing, iridescent effect in direct or partial sunlight.

This Black Diamond Crape Myrtle will flower for months, giving at least three seasons of interest. And since Crape Myrtles are easily pruned, you can implement them as hedges, garden accents or potted plants - or even prune the lower branches to create a specimen tree.

Even better? It's fast-growing and low maintenance. These Crape Myrtles require minimal pruning, and the Mystic Magenta is resistant to powdery mildew, which causes similar varieties to die back.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

You won't find a healthier, better-developed Black Diamond® at local garden centers and big-box retailers, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

When you order your Mystic Magenta from Fast Growing Trees, you get a Black Diamond® that's grown and nurtured with meticulous care, ready to burst with color quickly in your landscape.

In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get vibrant pink color even sooner.

Don't wait - these trees sell out quickly. Order your Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

3. Fertilizing: Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

4. Pruning: Remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the lower half of the tree. Remove any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers, or low-growing branches.

Questions & Answers

Why Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Trees?

Spectacular for large and small plots alike, the standout feature of the Mystic Magenta lies in the contrast between dark foliage and iridescent pink blossoms.

The Mystic Magenta Myrtle is an impressive specimen. Due to the nearly black foliage, the cheery pink flowers retain a glowing effect in direct or partial sunlight.

The Black Diamond will flower for months, giving at least three seasons of interest. And since Crape Myrtles are easily pruned, you can implement them as hedges, garden accents, potted plants, or prune the lower branches to create the illusion of a specimen tree.

Even better? It's fast-growing and easy to grow. Minimal pruning is needed, and the Mystic Magenta is resistant to powdery mildew, which causes similar varieties to die back.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And you won’t find a healthier, better developed Black Diamond®...if you can even find one at all. Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock these unique varieties, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Tree grown and nurtured with meticulous care, ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color quickly.

When Does the Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Bloom?

The Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape delivers a show of soothing color from late spring all the way through the early fall.

How Cold Hardy is the Black Diamond® Magenta Crape Myrtle?

Hardy down to temperatures as frigid as 0 degrees outdoors, the Mystic Crape Myrtle breaks the mold. Plus, it can be enjoyed in the colder climates of zones 2 to 5 as well. Just place your Black Diamond® Crapes in planters and bring them indoors during harsh winter months!

How Do You Plant the Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle?

Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

When Do You Water the Black Diamond® Magenta Crape Myrtle?

Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

Fertilizing the Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle

Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

How to Prune Your Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle

For a more graceful shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the lower half of the tree. Remove any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers, or low-growing branches.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

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