Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle

Introducing the Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™, the perfect addition to any garden seeking a bold burst of color. With stunning magenta-pink blooms that contrast with the black foliage, this jewel is sure to create an over-the-top, dramatic experience. The Mystic Magenta™ grows up to a maximum height of 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, making it the perfect accessory for patio planters or even as the centerpiece of a blooming hedge.

Not only do the Black Diamond Crape Myrtle varieties boast rich and vibrant colors that stand out from the crowd, but their blooms also last from spring until the first frost. As low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and disease-resistant plants, they are perfect for those looking for a hassle-free addition to their yard. For optimal growth, ensure that these beauties are planted in full sun and in USDA hardiness zones 6-9.

With their head-turning hues and easy-to-maintain nature, the Black Diamond® Mystic Magenta™ and the Black Diamond Crape Myrtle varieties are guaranteed to be the best-dressed additions to your garden.

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

This Crape Myrtle may be compact, but it packs a punch. It’s an incredibly versatile shrub that can be used throughout your landscape to make a big impact. The possibilities are endless – use it as a low flowering hedge, line your driveway with it, or even create a bit of privacy around your patio seating. The simple pruning needed to keep it small allows for it to be used as an anchor in foundation planting.

For a stunning patio garden bed, consider removing the lowest limbs to create a perfect specimen shrub. Or, use two of them to flank either side of your front door. If you’re short on garden space, they also grow beautifully in a large container on your patio, balcony, or deck.

Take your outdoor space to the next level by incorporating Mystic Magenta into a special Meditation Garden or outdoor Yoga studio. This plant is perfect for smaller gardens and is so easy to grow. You can keep it any size you want with simple pruning. Make a statement with this versatile and stunning shrub.