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DIAMONDS IN THE DARK CREPE MYRTLE BLUSH
150mm Pot

NEW! Exclusive Pot Size

Lagerstroemia indica

Diamonds in the Dark® Blush features near-black foliage that emerges in early spring, followed by masses of soft baby pink blooms from summer until first frost. When planted en masse Diamonds in the Dark® Blush creates a vibrant show of colour.

Diamonds in the Dark® are a revolutionary new range of Lagerstroemias (Crepe Myrtles).
They feature flawless near-black foliage that emerges in early spring, followed by masses of vivid blooms from summer until first frost. When planted en masse the Lagerstroemia Diamonds in the Dark® range creates a vibrant show of colour.

Blush will grow to 3m x 2.5m in height and width. It’s compact growth habit makes it attractive as a flowering hedge or as a beautiful tree to line your driveway or fence. It is also perfect for planting in decorative pots to place on your deck, porch or balcony. They are deciduous and will lose their foliage in late autumn with stunning new growth appearing in spring. Note: Times of bloom and new growth may vary from state to state depending on climate and conditions.

Key features

Flawless near black foliage
Grows to 3m x 2.5m
Beautiful as a garden specimen
Vibrant and colourful hedge

Attributes

Colorful foliage early spring through autumn
Beautiful blooms late spring through autumn
Drought tolerant
Low maintenance
Highly resistant to mildew
Great for smaller gardens

Care

Plant in full sun, water thoroughly every other day for first month to help establish.
Prune in late winter / early spring while deciduous.
Fertilise late winter and late summer with an all purpose fetiliser.

The compact growth habit of all of the Diamonds in the Dark® Range makes them attractive flowering hedges or beautiful trees to line your driveway or fence. The Diamonds in the Dark® Range are also perfect for planting in decorative pots to place on your deck, porch or balcony. Diamonds in the Dark® are deciduous plants and will generally lose their foliage between late autumn and mid winter, and stunning new growth will re appear in spring. Note: Times of bloom and new growth may vary from state to state depending on climate and conditions.

Please note, $14.90 Freight Charge applies to this product.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Require little water once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Grows 2.5m wide
  • Grows to 3 m high
  • Summer

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Australian Climate Map

Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

 

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter