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Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia
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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, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia
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, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia
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, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia
Brand Black Diamond

Shipping Details

Most orders are processed and shipped in about 1-3 business days.

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships spring.

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JM
10/29/2018
Joey M.
United States

Packaged well

I ordered the trees on a Monday and they arrived Saturday. They have not been planted yet as planting date had to be rescheduled to this week. They have leaves but because its Fall they are dropping them. Time will tell.

RH
07/10/2018
Ron H.
United States

A++++++++++

LJ
06/27/2018
Linda J.
United States

My New Black Diamond, ‘purple crape myrtle’

I love my purchase of the purple crape myrtle dwarf size, I’ve received many compliments on this beautiful bush. It came to me in perfect condition and very health, In just one week it started bloom it’s flowers so pretty and breath taking. I recommend this company for sure Keeping it

Linda J. verified customer review of Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape MyrtleLinda J. verified customer review of Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle
DS
06/27/2018
Dawn S.
United States

Black Diamond® Purely Purple Crape Myrtle

The plant was a replacement for a mistaken color your company sent out earlier. The new one is a great plant and arrived in beautiful shape and in a very timely manner. Thank you for your prompt service. It is one thing to send out a nice plant in a timely manner, but to stand behind your product under a warranty issue in such an exemplary way states a lot about your company. I will recommend this company to my friends.

JY
06/19/2018
Jing Y.
United States

Excellent packaging

Plants arrived in excellent condition. As described on the web.

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