Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle
Unique BLACK Foliage with Magenta Pink Blooms!
- Fast Growing
- Gorgeous Dramatic, Dark Foliage
- Three Seasons of Interest
- Prolific Magenta Pink Blooms for Months
- Smaller Height Perfect for Smaller Landscapes and Containers
Landscape designers know that one of the most important elements in successful garden design is mystery. There needs to be something in the garden that sparks a sense of wonder. Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Mystic Magenta') is an introduction from the famous Black Diamond line that definitely brings the mystery to your home garden.
This garden stunner will stand out no matter where you put it in your landscape. It is a great foundation plant, a perfect fence border or flowering hedge and a real eye-popper in a large container on the patio.
The magenta-pink blooms really stand out against the black foliage. They are so full and ruffled you won't think they are real. This intermediate Crape Myrtle blooms from spring through fall. It can be pruned shorter if you want. It makes a show-stopping flowering hedge, especially in the south.
Mystic Magenta has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is drought tolerant once it is established. The flowers are almost irridescent - they'll simply GLOW in either sun or shade. This variety makes an absolutely magnificent presentation.
In Zone 6, this versatile plant will behave as a perennial in the ground, and regrow from the roots in the spring. Simply trim off any old wood in spring to prepare for new growth. Gardeners in colder Zones can try this as an incredible "Thriller" in seasonal container gardens. 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 Zones 3 - 5.
In Zones 7 - 10, this plant is a super easy, low-maintenance beauty. No matter where you live, or where you use it - it will add the perfect touch of color and mystery to your garden! Don't hesitate, order this beauty 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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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 'Mystic Magenta'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|