Black Diamond Crapemyrtles, ‘Crimson Red’http://www.blackdiamondblooms.com
Black Diamond is a revolutionary new series of crapemyrtles with black foliage and five flower colors to choose from, including ‘Crimson Red,’ pictured here. The black foliage emerges in early spring and lasts until leaves drop at the first hard frost. Planted in full sun, plants hold their stunning dark foliage color over the entire growing season, and bloom late spring through late fall. Plants are 10 to 12 feet tall, so the semi-dwarf, versatile shrubs are perfect for urban landscapes, small spaces and containers. Black Diamond grows differently depending on USDA Hardiness Zone: zones 2-5, annual; zone 6, perennial; zone 7-9, deciduous shrub/small tree.