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Black Diamond® Radiant Red Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia 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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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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  • 2-3 ft.
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Plant Care

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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
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

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Product Description

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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09/02/2021
Sarah W.
United States United States
unexpected beauty

happier than you'll ever understand. they are going to be so great looking next to the white ones, both are black diamond crape myrtles; we'd never heard of. both sets 4 in all arrived in great timing and shape. both are already blooming and putting off lots of new growth. we are delighted with FastGrowingTrees.com for all the trees we've bought since 2016 when we found yawl.

JB
08/23/2021
Jennifer B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Lovely Myrtle

The tree came in very healthy. I cannot wait to watch it grow.

DR
05/24/2021
Donald R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Radiant Red

I just received the crepe Myrtle and planted it in my yard. It looked great when I got it and I'm looking forward to when it blooms.

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