Imaging pulling into your driveway and having these black leaf crape myrtles covered with pure white blooms. What an entrance! How about at night? Up-lighting these crape myrtles will really get your neighbors talking.
The leaves on this black diamond are a black-burgundy color and look very rich. It's drought tolerant, low maintenance, and resistant to powdery mildew. A perfect manageable tree at only 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide, Black Diamonds can fit in any yard or garden. What more could you ask for in a crape myrtle?
The Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle is one of a kind! Try using in a hedge with the Black Diamond Best Red for a huge impact. Plant in clusters for a showy look. Even as a stand alone accent tree the Pure White is a stunner in any landscape.
Try these new Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtles today, and we can assure you that you will be back for more!
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Is This Crape Myrtle A Dwarf Tree?
Growing to a height of 10-15 feet with a 6-10 foot spread at maturity, it is considered a Dwarf tree.
Where To Plant
In slightly acidic soil throughout grow zones 7-10 in full sun to part shade conditions.
What Are Good Companion Plants?
Perennials like Day Lilies and Hibiscus are summer bloomers and make great companion plants for the Black Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtle.
Be sure you choose the right location and have the appropriate conditions for your new Black Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtle to thrive. Luckily Crape Myrtles are pretty easy to grow and don't require much maintenance at all. If you follow growing zone guidelines for your particular variety you can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Black Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-9.
These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate some 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 to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. If you know your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer that is for acid loving plants. 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. There are not many pests or diseases that cause severe problems for crape myrtles. 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.
Black Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtles will look great anywhere in your landscape. The white bloom clusters and deep burgundy to black leaves add bold and unique elements to your yard. Mature size is up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide so be mindful of this when choosing a spot for your tree. Black Diamond Crape Myrtles look great as single specimens planted in your yard and provide a wonderful focal point. Black Diamonds Crape Myrtles will also look great framing your front door or the front entrance of your driveway. Plant 1 on each side and watch your house turn into a home. Another stellar look for these smaller crape myrtles is a grouped hedge. You will love the stunning and classy distinction this will add to your yard Planting about 6 feet apart can even provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall.
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|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|