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Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia hybrid 'PPAF'

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  • Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle
  • Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle
  • Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle

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Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia hybrid 'PPAF'

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Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle 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.


Show-Stopping Red Blooms on a Compact Form

Why Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtles?

The Radiant Red Crape Myrtle is well-named, with vivid blooms that are hard to miss in any landscape. Effortless and elegant, this adaptable shrub is well-suited for gracing entryways, lining sidewalks, or delivering vibrancy as a flower bed focal point.

Crimson blossoms sweep across the Crape's large black foliage like gemstones. This Black Diamond Crape Myrtle is equal parts vigorous and sophisticated, delivering unmatched color while thriving in tough conditions like drought and heat.

Vibrant red blooms welcome early summer and last until fall's first frost. Whether it's kept in a container or placed along pathways in your garden, the Radiant Red shines.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock this unique variety, and if they do, the plants offered are typically bare-root.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a Black Diamond Crape Myrtle that's grown and nurtured with meticulous care, ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with virtually carefree color.

Fill your garden with the eye-catching red blooms that are second to none. Order your Black Diamond Radiant Red Crape Myrtle today - before it's gone!

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, these Crape Myrtles may have to be watered 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 any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers, or low-growing branches.

Questions & Answers

Why Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtles?

The Radiant Red Crape Myrtle is well-named, as its vivid blooms are hard to miss in any landscape. Effortless and elegant, this adaptable shrub is well-suited for gracing entryways, lining sidewalks, or delivering vibrancy as a flower bed focal point.

Crimson blossoms sweep across the Crape's large black foliage like gemstones. This Black Diamond Crape Myrtle is equal parts vigorous and sophisticated, delivering unmatched color while thriving in tough conditions like drought and heat.

Vibrant red blooms welcome early summer and last until fall's first frost. Whether it's kept in a container or placed along pathways in your garden, the Radiant Red shines.

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.

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

When Does the Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Bloom?

Considered by many enthusiasts to be the most awesome contrasting combination of flowers and leaves on the market, the Black Diamond® delivers a show of vibrant color from summer through the fall.

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: 12 ft.
Mature Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia hybrid 'PPAF'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
6-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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08/18/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Black Diamond crepe myrtle

The shipment arrived in very poor condition. The tops were bent and the whole plants were dry. Since I bought four at one hundred dollars each, it was disappointing. But they have all come around and are looking great!

08/23/2022

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

We are very sorry to hear how your trees arrived! We're so glad that they've made a full recovery and are here to help with any questions or concerns!

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08/12/2022
Blaine H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great bush/tree

Excellent; Pkg was outstanding. We planted in the heat of summer at 104 degrees and have had days up to 107 here just to the West of Fort Worth, TX but all of our trees have survived with us diligently watering multiple times each day. One tree drooped for a few days, lost it's leaves and we thought it was a gonner but no! Brand new growth all over it a few days later (was just in shock). The color of the leaves on this plant is great to break up the standard green leaves of other trees. Really stands out next to some Witchita Blue Junipers!

CH
08/10/2022
Claudette H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Black Diamond

It was almost dead when it arrived but we love, water & nurturing it has come around beautifully.

08/16/2022

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

We're so sorry to hear how your tree arrived! It's wonderful to hear that it's recovered beautifully and please let us know if we can help with anything!

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07/25/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Red Crape Myrtle

Plant arrived health and it seems to be flourishing. Beautiful color both leaves and flower.

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07/18/2022
Micaela
United States United States
I recommend this product

Brilliant blooms

In Houston we have had temps from 17° to 108° this year. This beauty loved them all. I water after sundown every 3 or 4 days.

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