Crape Myrtle ‘Black Diamond’

May 2, 2013

Ok people, cool new plant alert! The new 'Black Diamond' series of crape myrtles is to die for. It's been a while since I wanted to plant a crape myrtle in my garden, but this is a must have. The 'Black Diamond' series comes in five bloom colors, all with the deepest of almost-black foliage.


The 'Pure White' is definitely going in my garden. I'll be writing a more detailed feature about the series in the Sept./Oct. issue of Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine, so keep you're eye out!  You can see the other colors available at

'Black Diamond Pure White'

'Black Diamond Pure White' photo courtesy J Berry Nursery

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Cyndi Miller
May 10, 2013
10:53 pm

Wow! Can this be purchased at stores yet and if so where? Love the look!

Leslie Halleck
May 11, 2013
7:57 am

Yes they are available. As with all new varieties it can take some time to become widely available. Check you local home improvement stores and ask for them at your local garden centers. I spotted some at the Home Depot on Garland Rd. last week!

Susan Hinson
Jul 21, 2013
8:06 am

Can you tell me how big the beautiful Black Diamond Crape Myrtle gets?  I saw one at Calloways yesterday and it looked like a plant, but I am wondering if it is actually a tree?  It was BEAUTIFUL!!!  Beautiful white flowers with the black stems/leaves.  Can’t stop thinking about it and want one!

Leslie Halleck
Oct 09, 2013
8:35 am

Hi Susan - so sorry for the delayed response! For some reason I didn’t get a notification of your comment! The Black Diamond Crapemyrtles get 8’-10’ tall, and about 8’ wide. They are Semi-Dwarfs. Great for small spaces and city gardens!

ray evory
Oct 13, 2013
9:13 am

Leslie: I’d like to buy 2 dwarf (white) black diamond crepe myrtles (scale free) when available somewhere .. no comments on Oct. Neil Sperry newsletter yet .. RAY

Diane Newman
May 04, 2014
9:14 am

I purchased a deep red Black Diamond June of 2013.  This year, it seems slow in growing.  Do you happen to know a particular feed I should give it?  It does get the afternoon sun. 

Thank you for your help.  I sure appreciate it.

Diane Newman

Johnnie Jordan
May 19, 2014
8:55 pm

I found my Black Diamond at Lowe’s in Keller Texas so most Lowe’s should carry it

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