Common Name: Crapemyrtle
Variety: Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle Red Hot™
Genus species: Lagerstroemia indica
Black Diamond® Crapemyrtles are a revolutionary series with stunning near-black foliage crowned with masses of vibrant red hot blooms. Low-maintenance and drought tolerant, Red Hot™ Black Diamonds bring beauty to every garden.
Bloom time: Early summer 'til first frost
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6
Size: 12' H x 8' W
Water: Keep soil moist until established (usually 1 growing season). Mature plants are drought tolerant.
Prune: In late winter/early spring to desired shape
Plant Food: Apply slow release once per year in early Spring.
Mulch: Keep a layer of mulch around the base of the plant year-round to conserve water and reduce weeds.
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