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Red Hot Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle

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

Spacing: 12'

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