Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle

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Striking Black Foliage and Red Blooms 

Every garden needs a little drama. What gardeners don’t need, however, are plants that are drama to take care of. If you’re looking for easy-care drama in your own garden, then you need to order some Black Diamond ‘Best Red’ crape myrtles today.

Marching down a fence-line or lining your driveway, ‘Best Red’ will be stopping traffic on your street. Stunning black foliage is an inky backdrop to the vivid red blooms from spring to fall. Let it grow to its full height of 10 feet or prune it hard every winter and let it be a unique 3’ hedge. Either way it will be a conversation starter.

‘Best Red’ is easily pruned to fit into your favorite large container, too. Use it around your patio or flanking a sunny door.

All of the Black Diamond crape myrtles are low maintenance, highly resistant to mildew and are drought tolerant once established. You will be hard-pressed to find another plant this easy and this dramatic. Don’t let another summer go by without a few of these in your garden! 

* Dark, colorful foliage spring to summer
* Show-stopping flowers all season
* Great for smaller gardens


Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Best Red'
Foliage Dark
Mature Height 10 to 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium