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Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crape Myrtle Tree

Lagerstroemia indica

Why Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ Trees?

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

  • Black stems offer the perfect contrast to red blooms.
  • Resistant to mildew, which causes similar varieties to fade.
  • Huge blooms grow as soon as the first season after planting.

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Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crape Myrtle Tree Care

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Sunlight

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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Watering

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

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Fertilizing

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


Rare, Vibrant Red Color in a Strong-Growing Crape

Why Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Best Red™ Trees?

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

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 contrasting combination of flowers and leaves on the market, the Black Diamond® Red Crape means you'll enjoy the show of soothing color from late spring all the way through the fall.

And it's amazingly strong. 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 down to temperatures as frigid as 0 degrees outdoors, the Best Red™ 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® Reds in planters and bring them indoors during harsh winter months!

You'll have the landscape of your dreams. Reaching a maximum height of 12 feet, they can be planted in almost any location. From bold entryway appeal to borders along your driveway, there's nowhere that the versatile Best Red™ Crape Myrtle can't grow.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

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.

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

Fill your garden with the ruby red blooms that only this precious gem can deliver. Order your Black Diamond® Red Crape Myrtle today - before they're gone!

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

Mature Height:10-12 ft.
Mature Width:4-5 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Moderate
Botanical Name:Lagerstroemia indica
Does Not Ship To:AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones:6-10 outdoors
grow zone map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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Fabian N.
2/12/2024
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Flowering after planting

I planted mine in a row. They bloomed very fast and I am super happy. I just want to see how they will look after the winter as I heard, young roots are very sensitive to cold.

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Deanna
12/7/2023
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So far so good can’t

So far so good can’t wait till it gets bigger

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Hal
12/7/2023
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They arrived in good condition.

They arrived in good condition. I put them in large pots and have been watering them. The roses, mimosa trees , honey suckle and butterfly bush are also alive and well.

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