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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™Lagerstroemia indica

2 reviews
  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™
  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™
  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™
  • Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™

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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™Lagerstroemia indica

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Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle - Purely Purple™ Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

plant watering

Watering Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.


Vibrant Purple Blooms + Manageable Size

Why Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle Trees?

With miniature, clustered blooms, the Purely Purple Black Diamond Crape Myrtle create a vibrant treat for the eyes. A romantic purple tone adds a striking contrast to the backdrop of your garden, even in tight spaces.

This newer variety grows in a compact shrub form. Through the mid-fall and winter, it displays stunning black foliage, and distinct purple blooms are on display from spring to summer.

The Purely Purple Crape Myrtle flowers on new wood, so pruning will not affect the next season’s flowers. Plus, this variety can even be implemented as a container plant, ideal for porches, balconies, or small gardens! And because it's drought-tolerant and resistant to mildew, it's virtually carefree.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

You won’t find a healthier, better-developed purple dwarf Crape Myrtle - if you can even find one at all. Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock these unique varieties, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

But when you order from FastGrowingTrees.com, you get a tree that's grown and nurtured with meticulous care, ready to thrive in your landscape.

Fill your garden with the vivid purple blooms that only this gem can deliver. Order your Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle today - before they're gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young Crape Myrtle trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

3. Fertilizing: Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

4. Pruning: For a more graceful shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the lower half of the tree. Remove any damaged or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers (low-growing branches).

Questions & Answers

Vibrant Purple Blooms + Manageable Size
 

Why Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle Trees?

The miniature, clustered blooms of the Purely Purple Black Diamond Crape Myrtle create a vibrant treat for the eyes. A romantic purple tone will create a striking contrast to the backdrop of your garden, even in tight spaces.

This newer variety grows in a compact shrub form. Through the mid-fall and winter, it displays stunning black foliage and distinct purple blooms are on display from spring to summer.

The Purely Purple Crape Myrtle flowers on new wood, so pruning will not affect the next season’s flowers. This variety can be implemented as a container plant, ideal for porches, balconies, or small gardens! Plus, because it's drought-tolerant and resistant to mildew, it's virtually carefree.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And you won’t find a healthier, better developed Black Diamond®...if you can even find one at all. Local garden centers and big-box retailers rarely stock these unique varieties, and the trees they offer are typically bare-root.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a Black Diamond® Crape Myrtle Tree grown and nurtured with meticulous care, ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color quickly.

When Does the Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle Bloom?

Considered by many enthusiasts to be the most awesome contrasting combination of flowers and leaves on the market, the Black Diamond® delivers a show of soothing color from late spring all the way through the late summer.

How Do You Plant the Black Diamond® Purple Crape Myrtle?

Crapes are full sun lovers, so plant in an area with well-drained soil and 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

After you have found your planting area, dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole and water to settle the tree's roots. Finally, mulch the area around the tree to conserve moisture.

When Do You Water the Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle?

Though they are drought tolerant once established, you may have to water young trees more often, especially in the summer heat. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the surrounding 3 inches of soil for dryness and water when this area is dry.

Fertilizing the Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle

Your Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow-release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
6-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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GJ
05/29/2022
Georgiana J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Answering your question about the Black Diamond Crape Myrtle I purchased.

It arrived very healthy and so far is doing very well. Thank you.

CP
07/19/2021
Chakri p.
India India
I recommend this product

I have black diamond plants red and white colour but the pink was so good

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