Best Red™

Black Diamond® Best Red™

Best Red™ is a stunning new crapemyrtle with striking black foliage and masses of vivid red blooms. As an Intermediate, Best Red™ will grow to a maximum height of approximately 10-feet to 12-feet tall and 8-feet wide.

Uses
  • -Driveway and fence border-Plant 12' to 15' apart

  • -Flowering hedge-Plant 2' to 3' apart and cut down to 4" tall each winter, the  plants re-grow to make a 3' to 4' tall flowering hedge each year

  •  -Patio planter-Plant in a decorative planter at least 12" in diameter

Geographical Considerations

  •  Zones 2-5: Annual

      - Use as annual blooming summer color in landscape
     - Use as a patio planter and bring inside for the winter

  • Zone 6: Perennial

           - Use as flowering hedge that will re-grow from the ground in a harsh winter, or existing branches in a mild winter. 
           - Use as a patio planter and bring inside for the winter

  • Zone 7-10: Deciduous Shrub/Small Tree

           - Use as a border for driveway, fence, or property boundary
           - Use as a blooming hedge
           - Use as a patio planter

Attributes 
  • Colorful foliage early Spring through Fall

  • Beautiful blooms late Spring through Fall

  • Drought tolerant

  • Low maintenance

  • Highly resistant to mildew

  • Great for smaller gardens

Care
  • Fertilize once per year as new growth emerges

  • Plant in full sun

  • Water thoroughly every other day for first month

  • Prune each late Winter/Early Spring to achieve desired height and shape

  • Apply 2" of mulch every May, be sure to avoid letting the mulch touch the trunks