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

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

Leslie Halleck
May 11, 2013

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

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 9, 2013

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

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

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