Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle
COMMON NAME: Black Diamond Purely Purple Crape Myrtle
BOTANICAL NAME: Lagerstroemia x purely purple
CHARACTERISTICS AND USES:
The Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle tree has deep purple blooms with contrasting black foliage. Upright and medium grower makes this a great Specimen tree or mass plantings. Very resistant to powdery mildew and is drought resistant. The Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle tree is a stunning Flowering Tree. A very desirable new crape myrtle tree with a wide range of uses.
HEIGHT: 10-12′ SPREAD: 5-10′
LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen tree, accent tree, flowering tree, mass plantings, color gardens, container planting, patio planting, rooftop setting
APPLICATIONS: Outdoor flowering tree, Indoor container planting, patio planting
EXPOSURE: Full sun
GROWTH RATE: Fast
HABIT: Upright – deciduous
FOLIAGE: Dark maroon to black
TRUNK COLOR: Black
BLOOM COLOR: Purple
BLOOMING HABITS: Double
BLOOM TIME: Summer and Fall
FALL COLOR: Orange to red
SEASONAL INTEREST: Deep purple blooms during the Summer and Fall. Orange and red foliage in late Fall. Exciting new series.
PLANTING TIME: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant your new Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle Tree. We do not recommend planting your new Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle Tree during the winter months.
FERTILIZER: Slow release
FERTILIZE: Spring and Fall
WATERING: Deep water your Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle Tree during initial installation. Continue watering daily for the first month.
SOIL: Very adaptable
PRUNING: Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle Trees do not need to be pruned but if desired, we recommend light pruning in Fall or Winter
DROUGHT TOLERANT: Very good
RESISTANT: Disease and pest
ATTRACTS OR NATURE: N/A
GROWING ZONES: 7, 8, 9, 10
BRAND: BLACK DIAMOND®