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Black Diamond Crape Myrtle | Varieties

February 8, 2022 Jill Raver
Filed in: Tree Information

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. They make great front yard trees.The pretty ruffled blooms come in a variety of colors and offer intense contrast to the deep burgundy-purple to black foliage. The unique dark leaves stand out in the landscape as something truly unique. Buy Black Diamond Crape Myrtle trees at our online nursery and have them shipped to your doorstep..

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Features

The long-lasting flowers bloom from late spring until frost. Enjoy months of continuous blooms!

The mature size of these dwarf trees is 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. They can fit in just about any yard.

These beautiful crape myrtles are drought tolerant and low maintenance. It is hard to believe you can get this unique and phenomenal beauty out of a plant that is so easy to grow!

The Black Diamond series of crape myrtles are extremely resistant to diseases including powdery mildew and rarely have problems with pests.


Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Dwarf Series

best-red-black-diamond-crape-myrtleBest Red Black Diamond Crape Myrtle

The Best Red falls in-between the Crimson Red and Red Hot in habit and color.

black-diamond-crape-myrtle-blushBlack Diamond Crape Myrtle Blush

The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Blush is an upright tree with soft pink flowers that bloom for months.

Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Crimson Red

The Crimson Red is the most bush-like of the red Black Diamond crape myrtles. This is the deepest red color.

black-diamond-crape-myrtle-mystic-magentaBlack Diamond Crape Myrtle Mystic Magenta 

This Black Diamond is the most bush-like and will likely stay closer to 10 feet. The flower color is very vivid and it is the heaviest bloomer of these trees. The Mystic Magenta has been found to be the most tolerant of shade.

black-diamond-pure-white-crape-myrtleBlack Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtle

The white blooms look amazing against the dark leaves of the Pure White crape myrtle tree. This Black Diamond is very upright and the most tree like of the series.

black-diamond-crape-myrtle-purely-purple Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Purely Purple

You won’t find a more perfect true purple bloom than with the Purely Purple Black Diamond crape myrtle. This crape myrtle tends toward a more shrubby habit.

black-diamond-crape-myrtle-red-hot Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Red Hot 

The Red Hot is the most upright and tree-like of the red Black Diamond crape myrtles. The color is a vibrant red with a hint of hot pink.

crape-myrtle-black-diamond-shell-pink Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtle

The Shell Pink has abundant coral pink blooms from late spring through fall and an upright tree form habit.

Buy trees online and get started with ease by having your dwarf crape myrtle delivered right to your doorstep.


Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Tree in the Landscape

Black Diamond crape myrtle trees are perfect specimen plants, providing a strong focal point in your yard. These crape myrtles look great framing your front door or entrance of your driveway. It’s easy to make a statement with these distinctive crape myrtles. With bold and vivid colors your landscape will set itself apart from the rest of your neighborhood. Black Diamonds make beautiful and unique privacy screens. Plant about 6 feet apart to provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall. Try this lovely crape myrtle in a container. This is a great option for cooler zones. Just move your tree inside for winter.

 Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Care

Plant in full sun for best flowering.

Crape Myrtles are adaptable to any well-draining soils.

Add about 2 inches of mulch to help the soil retain water and protect the roots.

For the fastest growth and the best flowers feed when planting and in spring with our balanced slow release fertilizer.

Prune during dormancy if needed. Black Diamond Crape Myrtle trees bloom on new growth so you do not need to worry about trimming off buds.

Black Diamond Crapes thrive in zones 7 to 10.

Pro Tip: Zone 6 can grow these beauties in the ground and treat as a perennial. Simply mulch the roots heavily in winter. Your plant will emerge from the roots in spring and reach about 4 feet every year. When new growth begins to emerge, trim back the previous year’s dead wood.

Black Diamond is a superb group of dwarf crape myrtles that are in high demand for color, blooms, foliage, low maintenance, and disease resistance. Buy Black Diamond Crape Myrtle for great quality, prices, and convenience!


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