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Black Diamond Crape Myrtle Purely Purple

Lagerstroemia x 'Purely Purple'
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Meet our new favorite crape myrtle! OH MY GORGEOUS! This phenomenal new dwarf crape myrtle from Black Diamond has perfect purple blooms that pop against dark purple leaves. The Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle is a purple lovers paradise! The pretty purple flower clusters bloom all summer long and even into fall! 

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.

Treat yourself or a loved one to some purple perfection! Order a Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle today! These dreamy purple plants sell out fast!

Crape Myrtle Tree Comparisons
Variety Flower Color Bloom Time Zones Height (ft) Width (ft) Growth Rate
Black Diamond Best Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 8 1 - 2ft / yr
Black Diamond Crimson Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 8 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Magenta Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Purely Purple Purple July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6 - 10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Red Hot Red Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Shell Pink Pink Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Catawba Violet Purple July to Late Sept 7 - 9 15 12 1 - 2ft / yr
Coral Magic Salmon Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Dynamite Cherry Red Early July to Oct 7 - 9 15 - 25 15 2 - 3ft / yr
Muskogee Lavender June to Oct 7 - 11 25 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Natchez White June to Oct 7 - 10 20 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Pink Velour Deep Pink Early July to Sept 7 - 10 8 - 10 10 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Plum Magic Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Purple Magic Dark Purple Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Red Rocket Red July to Oct 7 - 9 20 - 30 15 3 - 5ft / yr
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Black Diamond

How To Care

Be sure you choose the right location and conditions for your new Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle to thrive. Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and don't require much maintenance. You can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Avoiding temperature extremes is ideal, of course. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10.

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate mild shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining. Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it. Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease. Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months. After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting with our balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot. You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles grow up to 12 feet tall and about 8 feet wide.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles rarely have issues with pests and are disease resistant. Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles. Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree. You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Black Diamond Crape varieties are extremely resistant to Powdery Mildew.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Black Diamond

Landscape Ideas

This compact tree matures around 10-12 feet tall and about 6-8 feet wide. Black Diamond Crapes are perfect for small areas and urban yards with minimal space. Purely Purple Black Diamond Crape Myrtles tend toward a lush, bushy habit making it great for a screen or hedge.

Plant this crape myrtle up your driveway, or around your patio. The colors are so distinctive that your landscape will set itself apart from the rest. Looking for a flowering hedge? Plant this crape myrtle every 6 feet for a dense and stunning hedge. This tree can certainly stand on its own as an accent or specimen! The Black Diamond Purely Purple is the ideal centerpiece for your rock or zen garden or mixed bed. This tree even grows well in containers. Cooler zones can grow them as a patio plant and move inside in the winter.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Brand Black Diamond

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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MK
06/19/2019
Michael K.
United States

LOVELY Specimen

Tree arrived in a timely manner. We watered it well upon taking it out of the box, and planted it, an hour later, per the specific instructions provided! Only in the ground 5 days, so far looks great! Hoping it does well for us.

BD
06/18/2019
Beverly D.
United States

Purple crepe myrtle

Lovely plant and seems very healthy so far. Positive experience.

DW
06/18/2019
Darryl W.
United States

Fed Ex had plants in truck for 14 hrs. on a very hot day.

Good service, well packaged, planted immediately but as yet have seen no signs of growth.

JS
05/25/2019
JANIE S.
United States

I receive my Black diamond

I receive my Black diamond purely purple crape myrtle so fast can't wait to see it grow I will definitely buy others

GT
04/09/2019
Glenn T.
United States

Crape Myrtle Trees

Hello... ordered the trees... planted the same day they came... 4 are already budding. One of the Purely Purple has not. I will wait another week, then call you if needed. Otherwise, I am pleased.

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