Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle Shrub

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Compact Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle Shrub

  • Perfect for Smaller Landscapes
  • Luminous Magenta-Pink Blooms Glow in Sun or Partial Shade
  • Produces Flowers for Months
  • Gorgeous Dramatic, Dark Foliage is a Perfect Contrast
  • Incredible Specimen or Focal Point in Containers
  • Use as a Low Hedge to Line Your Driveway or Fence
  • Three Seasons of Interest
  • Fast Growing

Landscape designers know that one of the most important elements in successful garden design is adding a sense of mystery. Use curving paths, tall plants or arches to shield some of the yard, and you'll create a sense of destination. Include a few magical plants that sparks a sense of wonder.

For a perfect example, look no further than Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Mystic Magenta'). This garden stunner will stand out no matter where you put it in your landscape.

The flowers are almost iridescent - they'll simply GLOW for you in either sun or partial shade. This variety makes an absolutely magnificent presentation. It's hard to even describe the vivid color, but you'll have to trust us. Like many of our customers, you will simply adore it in your landscape.

And of course, those expressive magenta-pink blooms really stand out against the black foliage. They are so full and ruffled, your guests may not believe they are real, and they bloom for you from summer 'till frost. The smooth exfoliating bark adds wonderful winter appeal.

Use this very special variety to punch up the visual impact around your yard. Go big with several plants as a low hedge or screen. Or, try a single plant as a very special accent tucked away in a Secret Garden spot just for you.

Life is short. Add this wonderful plant to your landscape this year and bump up the charm on your landscape design.

Our expert growers take pride in delivering healthy, robust plants in very sturdy boxes shipped directly to your door. Gift yourself one or more Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtles now!

How to Use Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle in the Landscape

This compact-intermediate Crape Myrtle is so versatile. It can be used throughout the landscape, and always delivers a big impact.

Try them as a low flowering hedge just about anywhere. Line your driveway or create a bit of privacy around your patio seating.

Use a single shrub at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting. Keep them as small as you'd like with very simple pruning.

You can take the lowest limbs off to create a perfect specimen shrub in your patio garden bed. Or, use two flanking either side of your front door for a real treat.

They'll grow beautifully for you in a large container on the patio, balcony or deck. Why not create a special Meditation Garden or outdoor Yoga studio? Include Mystic Magenta as a wonderful focal point in a personal outdoor space.

This is the perfect plant for the smaller garden. It's so easy to grow, and you can keep it to any size with simple pruning. This plant works hard to knock your socks off all year-long!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Even though Mystic Magenta has excellent resistance to powdery mildew, we recommend that you select a planting site that receives plenty of morning sunlight and good air circulation. Plants love light and air, and they'll perform at their very best with thoughtful choices.

Plant your Crape Myrtle in well-drained soil. They are adapted to a wide range of soil types as long as the drainage is good. If you need to improve drainage in your planting site, create a raised bed or mound up supplemental soil to 18 inches high and plant in that mound, if poor drainage is suspected.

Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once they are established in your landscape. For the first season, give young plants a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch to provide shade to the root systems. You'll cut down on soil moisture evaporation and extend the periods between watering.

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!

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" as an annual seasonal container plant. Try moving the container (12" or larger) into an unheated garage or other well-lit, protected location for the winter. You might be surprised to see this exotic plant regrow from the roots the following year.

All Crape Myrtles do wonderfully well in containers. Use Black Diamond Mystic Magenta as a dynamic addition to the patio in a decorative pot using regular potting soil. It will provide you years beauty on your patio from spring until fall.

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring and again in the mid-summer. We sell and recommend Dr. Earth Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer.

Aphids are a common problem with all Crape Myrtle varieties. You'll be looking at your blooms, anyway, so be sure to study the foliage regularly. At the first sight of Aphid presence, spray your plant with high pressure water followed by an application of Bonide Neem Oil Concentrate according to the directions on the package.

Order yours to add to your landscape this year. You'll love the fabulous good looks in spring, summer and fall. Don't hesitate, order this beauty today!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia Black Diamond 'Mystic Magenta'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Magenta
Foliage Color Black
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring