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Crape Myrtle - Black Diamond Purely PurpleLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Purely Purple is a striking new Black Diamond Crape Myrtle with gorgeous black foliage and masses of vibrant purple blooms. The blooms reach their productivity peak during the summer and fall months. This variety has been described as having an intermediate growth habit, reaching 10 to 12 feet tall and can be used as a specimen or in mass plantings. Crape Myrtles look particularly nice when lining driveways or fences, and can also be planted in a container on your deck or patio as long as the container is at least 12 inches in diameter. These crape myrtles are drought tolerant, mildew resistant, and low-maintenance. This crape myrtle can be used in Zones 2-5 if in a planter and brought in during the winter months. Zone 6 planting requires protection during the winter otherwise, it will die back to the ground and blooms will be sparse. The Black Diamond is hardy in Zones 7-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
About Black Diamond®
This was my first purchase from Plant Me Green and they did not disappoint.
I was worried about the quality and condition of the tree since it was purchased sight unseen until it got here. All my concerns were for not. The tree was healthy, very much alive and thriving and the shape was nice and even all the way around.
I just planted it in the ground yesterday and the hardest decision was what side looked best from our patio. It looked great from any direction so we had to vote amongst the whole family to determine orientation .
My second order just got here today.....I'm sure there will be more
Came well packaged. Looks healthy. Just planted it 2 weeks ago. Looks good so far.
It come packed very well, very healthy, bigger that what I was expecting, I loved it
you sent me a beautiful healthy tree.T.taller than i expected. am happy with purchASE
the crepe myrtle arrived in excellent condition and seems to be doing well after being planted... fingers crossed!