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Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Trees
Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. The Black Diamond Crape Myrtles look great anywhere in your landscape. The pretty ruffled flowers in a variety of colors offer intense contrast to deep burgundy-purple to black foliage. The mature size of these dwarf trees is 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.
Black Diamonds are perfect specimen plants and provide bold focal points in your yard. These crape myrtles look great framing your front door or entrance of your driveway. Plant one on each side and watch your house turn into a home. The colors are so distinctive that your landscape will set itself apart from the rest. 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.
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.
Plant in full sun for best flowering. Crapes are adaptable to any well-draining soils. For the fastest growth and the best flowers fertilize when planting and in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. Black Diamond Crapes thrive in zones 7 to 10. 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.