Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond ‘Mystic Magenta’)

Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Shrub

Landscape designers know that one of the most important elements in successful garden design is adding a sense of mystery! Include a few magical plants that spark a sense of wonder!

For a perfect example, look no further than Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond ‘Mystic Magenta’). This garden stunner will stand out no matter where you put it in your landscape!

The amount of pollinators and jeweled Hummingbirds that arrive to visit your shrubs blooms! The flowers are almost iridescent – they’ll simply GLOW for you in full-sun locations! This Crape Myrtle variety makes an absolutely magnificent presentation. It’s hard to even describe the vivid color, but you’ll have to trust us. Like so many of our customers, you will simply adore it in your landscape!

And of course, those expressive magenta-pink blooms really stand out against the black foliage. They are so full and ruffled, that your guests may not believe they are real, and they bloom for you from summer ’till frost. Then the smooth exfoliating bark adds wonderful winter appeal!

The Black Diamond® line of hardy shrubs grows throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 10, gardeners in zones 5 and under can use these flowering shrubs as annual accents or can be brought into a protected cold garage or shed for the winters.

Planting and Application:

Life is short. Add this wonderful plant to your landscape this year and bump up the charm of your landscape design. Use this very special variety to punch up the visual impact around your yard.

Use curving paths, tall plants, or arches to shield some of the yard, and you’ll create a sense of destination. This compact Crape Myrtle selection is so versatile. It can be used throughout the landscape and always delivers a big impact. Growing into naturally rounded forms, or pruned smaller as needed – these are highly versatile!

Try these 10-12-foot tall shrubs as a flowering hedge for privacy or screening just about anywhere. Line your driveway or create a bit of privacy around your patio seating. Mix and match with other Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle for a spectacular display!

Use a single shrub at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting. Keep them as small as you’d like with very simple pruning. Soften the corner of your home or garage with one of these dramatic accents!

You can take the lowest limbs off to create a perfect specimen shrub in your patio garden bed. Or, use two flanking on either side of your front door for a real treat! In-ground or in large planters, you can highlight the entrance to a path or seating area with a pair on either side!

They’ll grow beautifully for you in a large container on the patio, balcony, poolside, or deck. Why not create a special Meditation Garden or outdoor Yoga studio? Include Mystic Magenta™ as a wonderful focal point in a personal outdoor space. Or, try a single plant as a very special accent tucked away in a Secret Garden spot just for you.

This is the perfect plant for a smaller garden or sunny urban courtyard! It’s so easy to grow, and you can keep it to any size with simple pruning. This plant works hard to knock your socks off all year long!

  • Luminous Magenta-Pink Blooms
  • Produces Flowers for Months & Three-Season Interest
  • Gorgeous Dramatic, Dark Foliage is a Perfect Contrast
  • Perfect for Smaller Landscapes
  • Incredible Specimen or Focal Point in Containers
  • Use as a Low Hedge to Line Your Driveway or Fence

Tips for Care:

Plant your flowering shrub in full sun for the most blooms. Even though Mystic Magenta™ has excellent resistance to powdery mildew, we recommend that you select a planting site that receives plenty of morning sunlight and good air circulation. Plants love light and air, and they’ll perform at their very best with thoughtful choices.

Plant your Crape Myrtle in well-drained soil but adapt to a wide range of soil types as long as the drainage is good. If you need to improve drainage in your planting site, create a raised bed or mound up supplemental soil to 18 inches high and plant in that mound if poor drainage is suspected.

Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once they are established in your landscape. For the first season, give young plants a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Top the soil with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to provide shade to the root systems. You’ll cut down on soil moisture evaporation and extend the periods between watering.

Blooming on new wood, prune to shape in early spring to remove crossing branches and control size. Remove the oldest wood at ground level periodically when renewal pruning every 3-5 years. Deadhead any spent flower clusters as they fade to encourage more blooms during the active growing season. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring and again in the mid-summer. We recommend Dr. Earth Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer.

In Zones 7 – 10, this hardy shrub is a super easy, low-maintenance beauty. No matter where you live, or where you use it – it will add the perfect touch of color and mystery to your garden! In Zone 6, this versatile plant will behave as a perennial in the ground and regrow from the roots in the spring. Simply trim off any old wood in spring to prepare for new growth.

Gardeners in colder Zones can try this as an incredible “Thriller” as an annual seasonal container plant. Try moving the container (12″ or larger) into an unheated garage or other well-lit, protected location for the winter. You might be surprised to see this exotic plant regrow from its roots the following year.

  • Glows in Full Sun
  • Fast Growing in Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs – Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Can Be Kept Much Shorter with Pruning in Spring
  • Foliage is Resistant to Disease & Powdery Mildew & Deer Don’t Prefer the Taste

You’ll love the fabulous good looks in spring, summer and fall. Gift yourself one or more Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ Crape Myrtles now!

Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Shrub (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond ‘Mystic Magenta’) Details

Common name Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Shrub
Botanical name Lagerstroemia Black Diamond 'Mystic Magenta'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-10
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Magenta