Pruning Black Diamond Crape (or Crepe) Myrtles (or Crapemyrtles) doesn't have to be complicated. But, yes, all the ways to spell crape myrtle can be! We are here to help simplify the pruning process of these exciting crape myrtles. Read on to learn how to prune Black Diamond Crape Myrtles!
All About Black Diamond Crape Myrtles
First, let’s talk about Black Diamond Crape Myrtles! This series of small crape myrtles is colorful and unique. The leaves are dark purple to burgundy to black! The flowers come in a variety of colors including pink, red, purple, and white. Growing from 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide, Black Diamond Crape Myrtles stay compact and can fit in most landscapes. Learn more about the different trees in this series with our Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Blog.
These dwarf flowering trees offer a very long bloom period, flowering from late spring until frost. Like most crape myrtles these trees are easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are disease resistant, especially to powdery mildew.