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CRIMSON RED™

Black Diamond® Crimson Red™

Crimson Red™ is a stunning new crapemyrtle with striking black foliage and masses of crimson red blooms and bright yellow centers. As an Intermediate, Crimson 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
  • 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 each year
  • Use as a patio planter and bring inside for the winter
Zone 7-9: 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