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7 Gal. Best Red Crape Myrtle Tree with Red Flowers

Product Overview

Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle is a stunning plant with near-black foliage with bright red blooms. It is perfect as a statement piece for petite landscapes or for more mass plantings on larger properties. Vivid crimson blooms add instant drama with just the right amount of class to the garden.
  • USDA zones 6-10
  • Beautiful red blooms late spring through fall
  • Low maintenance; drought tolerant
  • Near-black foliage
  • Blooms in the summer through early fall
  • Full sun to part sun
  • Deciduous- foliage loss in winter and new growth in spring
  • Ships dormant winter through early spring
  • Plants are trimmed at times when shipped to promote plant health

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Width (in.)
96 in

Details

Additional Characteristics
Low Maintenance
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
30
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
Red
Botanical Name
Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle Best Red™
Common Name
Crepe Myrtle
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Branching
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
144
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
When soil is dry
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

3Questions10Answers

Does this plant loose its leaves every year?

Asked by Yanni February 6, 2021
3
Answers

Yes it does, back to just trunks each winter.

How tall are they? Single trunk or multiple.

Asked by LazyLarry October 16, 2020
4
Answers

Mine I just received was just three feet. It had just two trunks also, less than expected. I returned mine.

Hi Can you please tell me how tall the tree is? Thanks

Asked by Pamela October 16, 2020
3
Answers

This tree when I received it was just three feet tall. Less that expected for the container size for sure. I returned the one I got.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    out of 15 reviews
  • 67% recommend this product
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it was dormant, buy now its starting to bud!
Im super excited. When i received, it had NO leaves. I was worried but i trusted the process and in a few weeks leaves started budding. Now Im in Florisa so we really dont have a winter, so thats probably why they bloomed earlier
by ShelbyK
Within days of planting, we started seeing leaves appear. ...
Within days of planting, we started seeing leaves appear. My son is an arborist and was surprised at how healthy this was. The leaves are the same color as in the photograph. Also, the plant was shipped so securely. I am very happy with my purchase.
by MICHELLE
The crepe myrtles I ordered came healthy and are doing...
The crepe myrtles I ordered came healthy and are doing well.
by TONI
It was not quite as tall as I had hoped...
It was not quite as tall as I had hoped for and arrived dormant. But it has already leafed out and seems to be thriving. I was a little skeptical about buying plants on line, but they arrived healthy and well packaged.
by MARGARET
Returned. This tree was extremely small for the price paid, right at just three feet tall. Only t...
Returned. This tree was extremely small for the price paid, right at just three feet tall. Only two small trunks so a very sparse tree, not a single leaf of course though at this point all my existing crepe myrtles have leafed out fully, this one had not so it was a bit unusual. Seriously, it was two sticks, and a few tiny fully dead branches. Would definitely not recommend based on the tree I received, yes the pot was big but the tree itself was tiny. Arrived in a huge box, opened to see the worlds smallest tree! I will not try another one from this seller. In fact, after this I will not try any products of this seller again in the future either.
by Arnold
I needed a pop of color that would be great for a sunny spot in my landscape. I had cut down fou...
I needed a pop of color that would be great for a sunny spot in my landscape. I had cut down four trees in the front of my house. I feel this plant would be the perfect area to put the "Best Red" plant. It will show it off, perfectly. It arrived on time and in perfect shape. Now I have to wait on it to bloom out and show it's beauty. Thanks much!
by Rareair23
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Just a wonderful tree. It arrived in excellent shape, I...
Just a wonderful tree. It arrived in excellent shape, I just love it
by Cf
After paying so much money plant don’t have any...
After paying so much money plant don’t have any leaf. So I am very disappointed. You can contact me for this issue. Did not expect this kind of plants.
by JAGMIT
It worked out well for my yard... of course plant...
It worked out well for my yard... of course plant is still asleep as I got it in December and planted it shortly after I got it. I will be looking forward to my spring flowers
by Ivp
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