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Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x mystic magenta
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The Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle has pinkish purple blooms that really pop against its dark purple to black leaves. These stunning magenta flower clusters bloom all summer long and even into fall! The Mystic Magenta is a profuse bloomer and another gorgeous dwarf crape myrtle from the Black Diamond series.

Black Diamond Crapes are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. The Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtles will look great anywhere in your landscape. The vivid magenta bloom clusters and deep burgundy-purple foliage add vibrant, bold, and unique elements to your yard. The mature size is 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. The natural habit of the Mystic Magenta is dense and shrubby making it great for a privacy screen or hedge. Plant about 6 feet apart to provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall.

These beautiful crape myrtles 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 Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle and get started on one fantastic landscape plan today! You will love how this tree transforms your yard.

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

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AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x mystic magenta
Brand Black Diamond

How To Care

Be sure you choose the right location and conditions for your new Black Diamond Mystic Magenta 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 Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10. 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, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x mystic magenta
Brand Black Diamond

Landscape Ideas

Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtles will look great anywhere in your landscape.  The vivid magenta bloom clusters and deep burgundy-purple to black leaves add vibrant, bold and unique elements to your yard. The mature size is up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide and the natural habit of the Mystic Magenta is dense and shrubby so be mindful of this when choosing a spot for your tree. This variety tends to be the smallest of the Black Diamond Crape Myrtles.  Black Diamonds look great as single specimens planted in your yard and provide a wonderful focal point. These crape myrtles will also look great framing your front door or the front entrance of your driveway. Plant 1 on each side and watch your house turn into a home.  Another stellar look for these smaller crape myrtles is a grouped hedge.  You will love the stunning, colorful distinction this will add to your yard.  Planting about 6 feet apart can even provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall.

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x mystic magenta
Brand Black Diamond

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08/05/2018
Mitchell L.
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I was a little nervous ordering online. The plants came healthy and a good size. I liked the reviews of Planting Tree over some of the other sites. I found lower prices on some sites but Planting Tree prices are good and they had a nice selection. I would definitely order from them again.

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03/01/2018
robert
punta gorda, fl

magenta crape myrtles

i placed my order for two magenta and two pink shell crape myrtles on friday. i was told they would ship out fed ex on monday and it would take two days to arrive. i received my trees 3-4ft in size in two large boxes. they are shipped two to a box with the pots at either end and branches facing the center. the pots are enclosed in plastic bags with tie wraps around the stems to hold the dirt in place. the boxes were delivered standing up so one pots dirt was in the bag not the pot/root ball. I unpacked each box and put the dirt back where it belonged and watered all four plants. the two magentas had come out of dormancy in the box. they both had buds with small leaves visible. they were every bit of 4 ft in height. they were planted next to my driveway in 22 inch wide holes 9 inches deep. i used miracle grow potting soil,composted cow manure, a little peat moss and some 10-10-10 fertilizer as my amendments. before planting i did flood the holes and let them drain. i used my lowes 5 gallon bucket to mix all my amended earths. i put in a layer of mixture after setting the plant for vertical then packed it down and soaked it. i did this three times and the covered the base with good mulch. i the watered the mulch. that was saturday. i found that the pots get quite hot if you leave them in direct son, i was surprised. its sw florida and the hottest feb (three days of 77 and then 80,s) on record. however, the magenta crapes are doing wonderfully well. i planted the shell pinks along side the driveway same as the magentas. the plants are still dormant as of one week and one day. i was worried they look very thin. i did the scratch test with my finger nail and found green under the brown bark so i am hopeful they will awaken soon. i have three black diamond red crape myrtles on the front lawn that just leafed out but they have been planted for two years. shipping was free and the 3/4 ft size was accurate or exceeded i am a happy camper in punta gorda. i have talked with janeth and another gentleman and they were very polite and helpful both on the phone and in the on line chat.

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