Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle


(2 customer reviews)

Want a classic look? You can’t go wrong with Black Diamond Best Red. Like a garnet necklace paired with a little black dress or bold bright red lipstick, Best Red is the perfect summer garden accessory. Striking ebony foliage and vivid crimson blooms add instant drama with just the right amount of class to the garden. And with a maximum size of 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, Best Red won’t take over the entire landscape. Black Diamond Best Red is perfect as a statement piece for petite landscapes or for mass planting on larger properties. masses of brilliant jewel-toned blooms from Summer until the first frost.

Best Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are a revolutionary series with stunning near-black foliage crowned with masses of vivacious red blooms. Low-maintenance and drought tolerant, Best Red Black Diamonds bring beauty to every garden.

  • USDA zones 7-11
  • Mature size 96″ W x 144″ H
  • Deciduous – Foliage loss in winter and new growth in early spring
  • Full sun to partial shade; Blooms summer through first frost
  • Used in containers, landscapes, and as accents
  • Recommended spacing 80-96 inches
  • Botanical Name: Best Red™ Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle
  • Ships Dormant winter through early spring
  • Plants are trimmed at times when shipped to promote plant health
  • Average shipping height – 2.25g 20-24 inches, 7g 30-34 inches
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• Water before planting

• Plant in Full Sun

• Dig hole 3X the width of pot

• Back-fill and plant 1″-2″ above soil level

• Water and add more soil if needed

• Mulch plants

• Fertilize in early spring

2 reviews for Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle

  1. Brian

    These have elevated my back yard so well. Impressed by the packaging, as I was worried about sipping a plant of this size but they took great care to get it here safely and healthy. The dark leaf color is showstopping

  2. Peter S.

    Ordered 6 and they are doing really well. Great experience!

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