Black Diamond Crimson Red Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica
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Looking for something bold for your landscape? Something different? This stunning new crape myrtle from Black Diamond has brilliant crimson red blooms that pop against its deep purple to black leaves. Meet the Black Diamond Crimson Red Crape Myrtle. Now that is a plant that will stand out in your neighborhood!

This compact tree matures around 10-12 feet tall and about 6-8 feet wide. Black Diamond Crapes are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. Crimson Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtles tend toward a rounded, lush, bushy habit as compared to the other Black Diamond Reds. If you prefer a more shrub-like appearance then the Crimson Red is your best bet.

These stunning trees are drought tolerant and low maintenance. It is hard to believe you can get this unique and phenomenal beauty out of a plant that is so easy to grow! The Black Diamond series of crape myrtles are extremely resistant to diseases including powdery mildew and rarely have problems with pests.

Plant in full sun for best flowering. Crapes are adaptable to any well-draining soils. For the fastest growth and the best flowers fertilize when planting and in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. Black Diamond Crapes thrive in zones 7 to 10. Zone 6 can grow these beauties in the ground and treat as a perennial. Simply mulch the roots heavily in winter. Your plant will emerge from the roots in spring and reach about 4 feet every year.

Order your Crimson Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle today. The beauties are sure to sell out fast!

Crape Myrtle Tree Comparisons
Variety Flower Color Bloom Time Zones Height (ft) Width (ft) Growth Rate
Black Diamond Best Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 8 1 - 2ft / yr
Black Diamond Crimson Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 8 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Magenta Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Purely Purple Purple July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6 - 10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Red Hot Red Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Shell Pink Pink Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Catawba Violet Purple July to Late Sept 7 - 9 15 12 1 - 2ft / yr
Coral Magic Salmon Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Dynamite Cherry Red Early July to Oct 7 - 9 15 - 25 15 2 - 3ft / yr
Muskogee Lavender June to Oct 7 - 11 25 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Natchez White June to Oct 7 - 10 20 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Pink Velour Deep Pink Early July to Sept 7 - 10 8 - 10 10 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Plum Magic Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Purple Magic Dark Purple Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Red Rocket Red July to Oct 7 - 9 20 - 30 15 3 - 5ft / yr
growing zone 7-10
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Red
Brand Black Diamond

How To Care

Be sure you choose the right location and conditions for your new Black Diamond Crimson Red Crape Myrtle to thrive. Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and don't require much maintenance. You can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Avoiding temperature extremes is ideal, of course. Black Diamond Crimson Red Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10. They can survive into a zone 6, but mulch heavily in winter and treat like a perennial. Expect about a 4 foot shrub in zone 6.

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate mild shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining. Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it. Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease. Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months. After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting with our balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot. You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles grow up to 12 feet tall and about 8 feet wide.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles rarely have issues with pests and are disease resistant. Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles. Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree. You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Black Diamond® Crape varieties are extremely resistant to Powdery Mildew.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Red
Brand Black Diamond

Landscape Ideas

Plant this crape myrtle up your driveway, or around your patio. The colors are so distinctive that your landscape will set itself apart from the rest. Looking for a flowering hedge? Plant this crape myrtle every 6 feet and have a beautiful flowering hedge. This tree can certainly stand on its own as an accent or specimen! The Black Diamond Crimson Red is the ideal centerpiece for your rock or zen garden or mixed bed. This tree even grows well in containers. Cooler zones can grow them as a patio plant and move inside in the winter.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Black Diamond CrapesCrape Myrtle and Dwarf Tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Red
Brand Black Diamond

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10/14/2019
Sarah P.
United States United States

good experience

The crape myrtle was on time and in good shape. I received all of the help I needed from the customer support representative over the phone.

RC
08/27/2019
Rose C.
United States United States

Amazing Crape Myrtle trees

the trees are healthy and nice size. they were packed very well and got here super fast. Customer Care Team is awesome!

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08/26/2019
Rachel B.
United States United States

These guys are Customer Care Kings!

My crepe myrtles came expertly packaged. The packing was well thought, instructions were super easy and my shrubs are doing great! I wish more companies took the time to think through the details like this group does. I'll be back for more items!

09/03/2019
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Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate you and your support. Thanks, Sarah T.

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08/15/2019
Luisa J.
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Very good experience and a great quality

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04/14/2019
Phil D.
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Black Diamond Crimson Red Crape Myrtle

Our tree got here quickly and in perfect condition.

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