Updated: Jul 23, 2020
$79.95 - Was $94.94
Black Diamond® Crimson Red™ Crape Myrtle
Crimson Red Blooms and Inky Dark Foliage Dark, Dramatic Foliage Spring to Summer Show-Stopping Crimson Red Flowers All Season Great for Containers All Across the Country
Crimson red and black have been a powerful color combination for centuries. Art, fashion and history bear this out. One place that hasn't been able to embrace this stunning color couple is the garden world...until now. Black Diamond 'Crimson Red' Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond 'Crimson Red') features striking black foliage and tons of crimson red blooms offset with bright yellow centers. Try them lining a fence or driveway. Grown to its full height or pruned hard every winter into a 3 foot hedge, 'Crimson Red' will be traffic-stopping on your street. The stunning black foliage is a perfect dark backdrop to the crimson red blooms from spring to fall. Prune 'Crimson Red' to fit into your favorite large container and use it around your patio or by a sunny door. In Zone 6, this versatile plant will regrow from the roots in the spring like a perennial plant. Simply trim off any old wood in spring to prepare for new growth. It makes an incredible "Thriller" in annual container gardens in Zones 3 - 5. Try moving the container - 12" or larger - into an unheated garage for the winter. You might be surprised to see this exotic plant regrow from the roots the next year - even in those cold weather zones. All of the Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are low maintenance, highly disease resistant and are relatively drought tolerant once established. You will be thrilled with the ease and performance of this shrub. Simply striking and easily the talk of your garden. Order yours today!