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Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle Tree

Add a Bold Pop of Color with Pretty Pink Blooms and Black Foliage!

  • Blooms all summer and into fall
  • Upright Dwarf tree that fits anywhere
  • Beautiful flowering hedge
  • Disease Resistant and Easy to Grow!
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The Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtle has soft, but vivid pink blooms that really pop against its dark purple to black leaves.  These stunning pretty pink flower clusters bloom all summer long and even into fall!  The Shell Pink is an extraordinary dwarf tree and another gorgeous addition to the Black Diamond series.

Black Diamond crape myrtles are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. The Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtles will look great anywhere in your landscape.  The feminine pink flower clusters and deep burgundy-purple foliage add pretty and unique elements to your yard. The mature size is 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. The natural habit of the Shell Pink is upright and vigorous.   

Black Diamonds are perfect specimen plants and provide bold focal points in your yard.  The Black Diamond Pink Shel is the ideal centerpiece for your rock or zen garden or mixed bed. These crape myrtles also look great framing your front door or entrance of your driveway. Plant one on each side and watch your house turn into a home. The colors are so distinctive that your landscape will set itself apart from the rest.  Black Diamonds make beautiful and unique privacy screens. Plant about 6 feet apart to provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall. Try this lovely crape myrtle in a container.  This is a great option for cooler zones.  Just move your Pink Shell inside for winter.

These beautiful crape myrtles are drought tolerant and low maintenance.  It is hard to believe you can get this unique and phenomenal beauty out of a plant that is so easy to grow! The Black Diamond series of crape myrtles are extremely resistant to diseases including powdery mildew and rarely have problems with pests.  

Plant in full sun for best flowering.  Crapes are adaptable to any well-draining soils.  For the fastest growth and the best flowers fertilize when planting and in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer.  Black Diamond Crapes thrive in zones 7 to 10.  Zone 6 can grow these beauties in the ground and treat as a perennial.  Simply mulch the roots heavily in winter. Your plant will emerge from the roots in spring and reach about 4 feet every year.

Transform your landscape with the Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtle.  Order yours today!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Black Diamond
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia indica 'Shell Pink’

How To Care for your new Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle Tree

Be sure you choose the right location and conditions for your new Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtle to thrive.  Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and don't require much maintenance.  You can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year.  Avoiding temperature extremes is ideal, of course.  Black Diamond Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10.  They can survive into a zone 6, but mulch heavily in winter and treat like a perennial.  Expect about a 4 foot shrub in zone 6.   

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate mild shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining.  Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it.  Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease.  Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months.  After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry.  Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting with our balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches.  Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot.  You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall.  Black Diamond Crape Myrtles grow up to 12 feet tall and about 8 feet wide.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success.  Black Diamond Crape Myrtles rarely have issues with pests and are disease resistant.  Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles.  Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree.  You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Black Diamond Crape varieties are extremely resistant to Powdery Mildew.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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love the leaves and wanted a new color for my yard....been happy with all my purchases from Planting Tree
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love the leaves and wanted a new color for my yard....been happy with all my purchases from Planting Tree
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