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!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia Black Diamond 'Crimson Red'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Crimson Red|