Black Diamond® Red Hot™ Crape Myrtle
Hot red flower and dark black leaves
We love the Black Diamond series of crape myrtles and Red Hot is a standout among standouts. Black Diamond ‘Red Hot’ Crape Myrtle is a new shrub with eye-catching black foliage and masses of gorgeous red blooms that keep coming from spring to fall.
This is a truly unique hedge plant. It grows to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Several planted together will make a traffic-stopping fence, walkway or driveway lining hedge. If you want a really different look in your garden that turns the typical hedge on its head, prune ‘Red Hot’ hard every winter to 3’ tall. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood.
The stunning black foliage is a perfect complement to the red blooms and doesn’t look like any other shrub on the market. You can even prune ‘Red Hot’ to fit into a large container. It’s a statement maker when it flanks a sunny door.
Black Diamond crape myrtles are easy to care for and are disease resistant. They are also drought tolerant once established. You will be in love with the amazing contrast this shrub brings to your landscape. Don’t wait to order yours!
* Dark, dramatic foliage spring to summer
* Hot red flowers all season
* Great in containers
|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Red Hot'|
|Mature Height||10 to 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|