Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crape Myrtle

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Plant something different than your neighbor. This stunning new crape myrtle variety has black leaves that pop against its deep red blooms. Most crape myrtles have medium green leaves with flowers. They are showy but not like this one! This crape myrtle is branded by Black Diamond and is very unique.

Enjoy a steady growth rate reaching heights of 10-12 feet tall and about 6-8 feet wide. Great tree for a smaller garden or courtyard area.

  • Drought tolerant
  • Low maintenance
  • Highly resistant to mildew

 

Get your Best Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle today. Supplies are limited.

Type

Flower Color

Bloom Time

Zones

Height (ft)

Width (ft)

Growth Rate

Black Diamond Best Red

Red

July to Oct

7 - 10

10 -12

8

1 - 2ft/yr

Black Diamond Blush

Light Pink

July to Oct

7 - 10

10 -12

8

1 - 2ft/yr

Black Diamond Pure White

White

July to Oct

7 - 9

10 -12

8

1 - 2ft/yr

Catawba

Violet Purple

July to Late Sept

7 - 9

15

12

1 - 2ft/yr

Coral Magic

Salmon Pink

Late June to July

6 - 9

6 - 8

6 - 8

0.5 - 1ft/yr

Dynamite

Cherry Red

Early July to Oct

7 - 9

15 - 25

15

2 - 3ft/yr

Muskogee

Lavendar

June to Oct

7 - 11

25 - 30

20

3 - 5ft/yr

Natchez

White

June to Oct

7 - 10

20 - 30

20

3 - 5ft/yr

Pink Velour

Deep Pink

Early July to Sept

7 - 10

8 - 10

10

0.5 - 1ft/yr

Plum Magic

Pink

Late June to July

6 - 9

6 - 8

6 - 8

0.5 - 1ft/yr

Purple Magic

Dark Purple

Late June to July

6 - 9

6 - 8

6 - 8

0.5 - 1ft/yr

Red Rocket

Red

July to Oct

6 - 9

20 - 30

15

3 - 5ft/yr

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

10

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Brand

Black Diamond®

Grows in Zones

7-10

Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones

3-10

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Bloom Color

Red


Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

10

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Be sure you choose the right location and have the appropriate conditions for your new Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle to thrive. Luckily Crape Myrtles are pretty easy to grow and don't require much maintenance at all. If you follow growing zone guidelines for your particular variety you can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10. We do recommend to avoid planting when temperatures are above 85 degrees.

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate some 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 to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. If you know your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer that is for acid loving plants. 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. There are not many pests or diseases that cause severe problems for crape myrtles. 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.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

10

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Plant this crape myrtle up your driveway, or around your patio in your back yard. The colors are so different that your landscaping will really set itself apart from the rest. Looking for a flowering hedge? Plant this crape myrtle every 6 feet and have a beautiful flowering hedge.

Try alternating Best Red with the Black Diamond Pure White for a stunning hedge or row. The colorful twins complement each color.

The Best Red looks stunning even at night! Up-lighting this tree creates a dramatic and colorful look at night that everyone will be asking about.

 

 

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

10

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Each plant we package and ship will carefully be inspected to make sure that you receive the highest quality plant possible, free from insect infestations and disease. All of our plants are living and healthy at time of shipping.

There are many factors that affect a plant. Weather, soil conditions, watering conditions, animal and pest damage, etc. Since we are shipping live plants, timing is critical. Most orders are processed and shipped within 1 - 3 days from checkout.

On occasion an order can take up to 5 days for processing. We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means orders may be held until the following monday to ensure the shortest ship time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships fall

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