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Lagerstroemia indica 'Black Diamond Best Red'

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crapemyrtle

Crapemyrtle

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This stunning ornamental shrub produces masses of vivacious red blooms in summer; near black foliage emerges copper, then is followed by deep burgundy fall foliage; captivating focal point for the garden or border

Description

This stunning ornamental shrub produces masses of vivacious red blooms in summer; near black foliage emerges copper, then is followed by deep burgundy fall foliage; captivating focal point for the garden or border

Landscape Attributes

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Diamond® Best Red™ Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 feet

8 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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