Strikingly Dark Foliage Contrasts the White Blooms All Summer Long!
If you are looking to add a striking contrast to an elegant garden, look no further than the Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle Tree.
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.
White 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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Once your Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
BLACK DIAMOND® PURE WHITE™ CRAPE MYRTLE CARE:
Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle can tolerate minimal shade, but flowering and growth will be most ideal in full sun. They grow well in most average, well-drained soil types and are quite drought tolerant but should be watered regularly during their first year until established.
Blooms develop on new growth; so spent blooms should be trimmed to allow a second or even third blooming, depending on the length of the season in your zone. Suckers, or branch growth that develops at the base of the tree should be removed. Heavier pruning of the branches themselves should be avoided until the tree is 3 or more years old unless branches are crossing one another or growing toward structures. In which cases, they should be removed at their base.
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Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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The plant arrived in excellent condition. I’ve ordered from numerous on line nurseries and Perfect Plants is by far the best and now my only online nursery!!
Beautiful...just started showing first blooms
Order came quickly and in good condition. Had one at my old address and looking forward to watching the growth of my new Black Diamond White Crape Myrtle Tree.
Amazingly beautiful foliage! Flowers, not yet but waiting anxiously. Both plants came in perfect condition and nicely packaged.