Lagerstroemia Diamonds 'in the Dark' (Red Crepe Myrtle)

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Lagerstroemia Diamonds 'in the Dark' (Red Crepe Myrtle)

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Lagerstroemia Diamonds ‘in the Dark’ (Red Crepe Myrtle) is a revolutionary new variety of crepe myrtle that features flawless near-black foliage and masses of vivid red flowers. The contrast between the dark leaves and the bright blooms creates a striking display of colour in your garden from summer until frost.

This crepe myrtle is a compact and versatile plant that grows to 3m x 2.5m in height and width. It can be used as a specimen tree, a hedge, a screen, or a container plant. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and is drought and frost tolerant once established. It also attracts birds and butterflies to your garden.

Lagerstroemia Diamonds ‘in the Dark’ (Red Crepe Myrtle) is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal pruning and fertilising. It is also resistant to powdery mildew, a common problem for crepe myrtles. To enjoy its beauty and benefits, plant it in a prominent spot where you can admire its stunning foliage and flowers.

Light requirement: Full Sun

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency:

Soil: Any well drained soil

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: slow-release fertilisers applied annually, Keep wet over dry spells, Mulch well.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: High

Wind tolerance: High

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally trouble free

Mature height: 8 m

Mature width: 3 m

Suitable for shaping:

Colour: Brown, Green, Orange Red

Variegation: Yes

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Deciduous

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Pink

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Autumn, Summer

Fruit: Insignificant

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