Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle
Coral-Pink Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle
- Masses of Crinkled, Coral-Pink Blooms that Last for Months
- Dramatic Burgundy-Black Foliage is a Perfect Contrast for the Beautiful Blooms
- Very Versatile in the Landscape
- Wonderful Flowering Privacy Screen
- Can Be Held Much Shorter with Pruning
- Grow as an Outstanding Seasonal "Thriller" in Containers in Zones 3, 4 and 5
- Upright Growth Habit
- Foliage is Resistant to Disease and Powdery Mildew
- Attracts Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators
- Vigorous and Easy-Care
- Drought Tolerant Once Established
- Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
Make people happy by choosing this beautiful flowering shrub. Decorate your landscape with a lavish, long-lasting display of coral-pink blooms.
Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Shell Pink') is showy for months each summer and fall. Invite your friends over for a stylish party! These shrubs make a colorful backdrop for party photos.
The deliciously dark foliage is a perfect contrast to the clusters of blooms. It emerges a lush purple-black,and stays that color through the growing season.
No need to fuss or muss over it, either. This improved cultivar from the Black Diamond line of Crape Myrtles is highly resistant to powdery mildew.
This stunning plant naturally develops into an upright shrub. It features colorful foliage and an abundance of vibrant blooms from mid-summer through fall. In some areas in certain years, your flower show may even start early.
Shell Pink Crape Myrtle is a stand out wherever you put it in your landscape. It is so versatile, and can be kept to any size. You can even grow it in a large container!
Even when not in bloom, Shell Pink Crape Myrtle is a beautiful shrub. When it is in bloom, though, its breathtaking.
The heavily crinkled fuchsia-pink flowers bloom so exuberantly and stand out so well from the rich foliage. Make sure you plant this where it can be seen and enjoyed. You'll stop traffic!
There will be admirers, and not just humans, either. Crape Myrtles are a hummingbird's favorite plant, and they'll have plenty of charmingly crinkled blooms to choose from!
With black foliage and masses of coral-pink blooms, Shell Pink Crape Myrtle makes a big impression in your landscape. Order yours from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Black Diamond® Shell Pink™ Crape Myrtle in the Landscape
Grow these out to their full height and width for a hard-working privacy fence. You'll keep your neighbors out of sight, and on good terms!
Use along your property line, or to extend the height of existing fencing. Plant them 12 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger a second row if you want to see faster results!
They can be used as a hedging plant, as well. Shell Pink Crape Myrtle takes hard pruning without any trouble. Create flowering walls of a garden room, or define your driveway.
For a low patio hedge, plant them two feet apart and trim them down to four-inches tall in late winter. They grow three feet tall in a season.
You can also grow these in containers. March a matching series of them along your patio or pool deck.
Northern gardeners? Create an eye-catching seasonal display with these beautiful shrubs as a long-blooming "Thriller" in your large outdoor containers.
Try moving the container—12" or larger—into an unheated garage for the winter. Bring it back out once the weather warms up. These exotic plants can regrow from the roots the next year with proper protection...even in frigid winters.
Black Diamond® Crape Myrtles are well-known for their unique beauty. Use them at the corner of your home as a great addition to your foundation planting.
You'll enjoy interest all year with many lovely ornamental features. You'll love the look, whether from foliage, flowers or the smooth, attractive bark.
Place one as a beautiful specimen to accent the start of a path, walkway or trail. Use two, planted on either side of your outdoor entertainment area.
They can also be used as a tall backdrop on the north side of your mixed border. Jazz up the sunny side of mature evergreen trees, too.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in full sun, where it will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Morning sun is best, as it dries off overnight dew from the foliage quickly.
Plant in well-drained soil and apply a three-inch layer of pine straw or pine bark mulch. Pull the mulch at least six inches away from the stems for proper air circulation.
You'll definitely want to keep your young plants well-hydrated with soakings every few days. Move to a weekly soaking after a month, and keep it up the first season.
Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are low maintenance, highly disease resistant and become moderately drought tolerant once established. We do recommend that you apply a medium amount of supplemental water to protect your investment.
Apply a slow-release fertilizer meant for flowering plants in early spring and again in mid-summer. Follow application rates on the label.
Please watch out and keep lawn fertilizers that are heavy on nitrogen away from Shell Pink. They may reduce the amount of blooms on your Crape Myrtle.
Prune in early spring to remove crossing branches and control size. Remove the oldest wood at ground level periodically.
Crape Myrtles are seldom severely damaged by deer. In areas with heavy deer pressure, we recommend you spray repellent on all new plants. Reapply according to the label directions.
You can't go wrong with the amazing look of Shell Pink. Voluptuous clusters of coral-pink colored blooms start in summer and last through frost. They deliver unique beauty for your landscape.
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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 'Shell Pink'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|