Best Red™ Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - 2 Gallon
Want a classic look? You can’t go wrong with Black Diamond® Best Red™. Like a garnet necklace paired with a little black dress or bold bright red lipstick, Best Red™ is the perfect summer garden accessory. Striking ebony foliage and vivid crimson blooms add instant drama with just the right amount of class to the garden. And with a maximum size of 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, Best Red™ won’t take over the entire landscape. Black Diamond® Best Red™ is perfect as a statement piece for petite landscapes or for mass planting on larger properties. masses of brilliant jewel-toned blooms from Summer until the first frost.
Best Red™ Black Diamond® Crape Myrtles are a revolutionary series with stunning near-black foliage crowned with masses of vivacious red blooms. Low-maintenance and drought tolerant, Best Red™ Black Diamonds bring beauty to every garden.
Drought tolerant once established
Highly resistant to mildew
Ideas for Use: Attractive flowering hedges or beautiful trees to line your driveway or fence, Black Diamonds are also perfect planted in decorative pots to place on your deck, porch or balcony.
Disclaimer: When you first unpack your Black Diamond; the blooms may start out white - to pink for the first couple of weeks. This is due to being in a dark box away from the sunlight this plant craves. You may trim or wait for the red blooms to appear.
Zone 2-5: Landscape annual or patio containers
Zone 6: Perennial performance with mulch in fall
Zones 7-11: Flowering tree or shrub
Bloom time: early summer 'til first frost
Light: full sun
Water: keep soil moist until established (usually 1 growing season), mature plants are drought tolerant
Size: 12 ft. H x 8 ft. W
Prune: To shape in late winter or early spring
Fertilize: Slow release granular recommended
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