Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle
Compact Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle
- 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 spring all the way through fall. 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 tree 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!
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 'Mystic Magenta'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|