Black Diamond ‘Crimson Red’ Crape Myrtle
When Crimson Red first starts to bloom, the bloom may appear white but will darken once fully opened. As with any bloom, as time progresses the bloom will fade. The bright blooms of the Black Diamond reach their productivity peak during the summer and fall months. This variety has been described as having an intermediate growth habit, reaching 10 to 12 feet tall, a spread of 6 to 8 feet, and can be used as a specimen or in mass plantings. Crape Myrtles look particularly nice when lining driveways or fences, and can also be planted in a container on your deck or patio as long as the container is large enough. This is the best of the series for a shrub like crape! These crape myrtles are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, and low-maintenance. The Black Diamond is hardy in Zones 7-9.
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica
USDA Zones: 7-9
Bloom Color: Crimson
Bloom Season: Summer and Autumn
Foliage: Deciduous – foliage loss in Winter with new growth each Spring!
Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade
Mature Size: 6-8 ft W x 10-12 ft H
Uses: Containers, landscapes, mass planting and accents
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