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Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia hybrid 'PPAF'

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.

  • Black stems offer the perfect contrast to red blooms.
  • Resistant to heat and drought, which causes similar varieties to fade.
  • Color emerges as soon as the first season after planting.
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Mature Width
10-20 ft.
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Growth Rate
Full Sun
Full Sun

Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle Care

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

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



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!

Full Planting & Care Instructions

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
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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