Common Name: Crapemyrtle
Variety: Black Diamond® Radiant Red™
Genus species: Lagerstroemia hybrid ppaf
Black Diamond Crapemyrtles have set the standard for effortless beauty. Radiant Red is the latest debut in this drought and heat tolerant collection. A naturally vigorous growing habit with large, flawless black foliage and profuse red flowers are the signature characteristics of this resilient gem. Ideal for growing as a breathtaking flowering hedge, show-stopping focal point and/or sensational container gardens. Black Diamonds make a lasting impression wherever they are planted.
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.