Product DescriptionIf you are looking to add striking contrast to an elegant garden, look no further than the Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle.
The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle tree variety is the first truly dark-leafed series of myrtles. The white blossoms of this Black Diamond® variety appear vibrantly bright white and offset the intense hues of the dark leaves. The dark purple tint presents amazing contrast in the winter months.
The vibrant blooms of the white flowering crepe myrtle tree reach their productivity peak during the early summer and fall months. You will begin to see the white blooms appears in early spring and they can bloom all summer. Crape Myrtles have an exceptionally long bloom time and beautiful exfoliating bark.
Great for fall color too! After the white flowering branches die back, the black leaves will remain on the beautiful tree. The black foliage emerges in early spring on the revolutionary new series.
Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Care
Known for being one of the smaller crape myrtles in a small tree/bush-like form. The white Black Diamond® variety is described as having an intermediate growth habit, tending to only reach 10 to 12 feet tall, a spread of 8 feet. It can be used as a specimen or in mass plantings.
These plants are very popular when lining driveways or fences, and can also be planted in a container on a deck or patio. Crape myrtles are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, and low-maintenance. A slow-release fertilizer as the base of the root ball will encourage the red blooms.
Grow in the full sun across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 6-9. The black diamond flowers like it hot! Plus, it’s deer resistant!
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- Uniquely colored foliage
- Bright white blooms
- Drought tolerant
- Great size for smaller gardens