Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia indica
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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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Too early to tell. No flowers yet.
I am so excited to hear the compliments when church members return "post-COVID-19" and see the stunning island in the parking lot, of which the two Black Diamond Crape Myrtle-Best Red are the focal centerpieces! They arrived healthy and only had minimal leaf damage from shipping. Actually, they look better than many trees/shrubs I have seen at garden centers, and far more reasonable than others of comparable size!
Very impressed! Tree arrived intact due to great packaging. Followed the included directions for planting and after a few days she already has some new growth. Can't wait for her to mature and bloom.
Delivered carefully packed. Excellent instructions for care. Can’t wait until it’s grown
Unfortunately the first box of two trees came damaged. They were quickly replaced with another shipment! Thank you! The trees were as advertised. Healthy, full, and to size. Thanks again.
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: For a more graceful tree 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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. 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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|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|