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Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle

Black Leaved Crape Myrtle with Pure White Blooms!

  • Perfect for small yards or areas
  • Great for lining your driveway or on the sides of your home
  • New, unique variety with black purple leaves
  • Stunning pure white blooms all summer long!
  • Limited quantity...

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Regular Price: $53.99

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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!

Type 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 Blush Light Pink July to Oct 7 - 10 10 -12 8 1 - 2ft/yr
Black Diamond Pure White White July to Oct 7 - 9 10 -12 8 1 - 2ft/yr
Catawba Violet Purple July to Late Sept 7 - 9 15 12 1 - 2ft/yr
Coral Magic Salmon Pink Late June to July 6 - 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 Lavendar 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 6 - 9 6 - 8 6 - 8 0.5 - 1ft/yr
Purple Magic Dark Purple Late June to July 6 - 9 6 - 8 6 - 8 0.5 - 1ft/yr
Red Rocket Red July to Oct 6 - 9 20 - 30 15 3 - 5ft/yr

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Black Diamond
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Burgandy
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x 'Pure White'

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
ThePlantingTree.com Store
Color & height
Edward C on Nov 21, 2016
white blooms, fairly drought tolerant
Miles D on Aug 24, 2016
Color & height
Edward C on Nov 21, 2016
Colors and drought tolerance
Marcy S on Sep 5, 2016
white blooms, fairly drought tolerant
Miles D on Aug 24, 2016
It's what my wife wanted.
Paul P on Aug 24, 2016
Its black leaves give it a striking appearance.
Lisa M on Aug 20, 2016
I liked it because it has dramatic and different leaves than other Crepe Myrtles.
Rose P on Jul 28, 2016
size and color
Andrew V on Jul 21, 2016
I saw a picture of my cousin's. It is stunning and I had to have one
Barbara M on Jul 14, 2016
Colors and drought tolerance
Marcy S on Sep 5, 2016
It's what my wife wanted.
Paul P on Aug 24, 2016

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new 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.  We do recommend to avoid planting when temperatures are above 85 degrees.  

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.

Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle

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.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Want more
We want more of these. Please let us know as soon as they are ready!! They look so cool.
April 21, 2016
need more
I want to order more. I just love crape myrtle trees. I have them everywhere. These are just a new addition to my yard. so unique.
December 20, 2015
Beautiful crape myrtle tree. It arrived in great shape & will be a great addition to our landscape. We love it!
August 3, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Arrived looking great!
Plant arrived in amazing shape in spite of its large size and has resumed flowering after less than a week in the ground!
August 24, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago

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