Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle Shrubs

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The stunning black foliage of the Black Diamond® series is a perfect complement Black and white is a classic combination. Elegant Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Pure White') represents the best of the best. The results will always be stunning with its sensational foliage and long-blooming flowers!

These boldly ornamental shrubs feature deliciously dark foliage set behind showy, long-lasting clusters of pristine white, crinkled blooms. Each year, you'll enjoy loads of bright white flowers against striking foliage. The deeply colored foliage emerges almost black in appearance. The color stays true all season long, and its incredible flowering display lasts for months.

Even though its black and white coloration is dramatic, the overall look of Pure White™ Crape Myrtle reads as neutral. The shrub supports any accent color you choose. It may be restrained in terms of color palette, but the beautiful blooms entice jewel-toned Hummingbirds and butterflies to visit. They love the bright white ruffled blooms that keep coming from early summer to fall!

These Crape Myrtles are easy-care, dependable, and disease-resistant. They are even drought-tolerant once they are established. We know that you will be in love with the beauty this shrub brings to your USDA growing zones 6 to 10 landscape.

Planting and Application:

These versatile plants can be used in the ground when the winters aren't too cold. Allow them to reach full height and spread, or hard prune to keep them much shorter if you prefer. Add several of these shrubs for a dramatic presentation. They can be grown in large containers, or in the ground!

Pure White™ is a versatile and easy-care option to use throughout your landscape. You'll gain a fabulous backdrop for entertaining, and a valuable nectar source for butterflies. Create an upscale specimen tree-from by removing the lower limbs and exposing the lovely, smooth bark to keep it as a small landscape accent tree!

Or, allow the lower branches to grow to the ground for a perfect privacy screen. This high-performing shrub draws your eye, whether you use several planted together to make an informal naturally shaped hedge or keep it trimmed for a formal hedge. The dark foliage highlights everything else planted before it!

Repeat their use along the length of your perennial bed for a bold backdrop. Or, use them all on their own in a special shrub border. Grow these out to enjoy high-end flowering privacy around your pool deck or property line. Create an outdoor garden room with flowering walls.

Plant them 12 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger a zigzagging second row if you want to see faster results! They make a wonderfully private addition to the back of your patio seating area!

In Zone 6, this plant may need to be treated like a perennial. Cut it down to the ground each spring and enjoy the new growth from the roots. It can reach three feet high by the season's end. Even Northern gardeners in Zones 3, 4, and 5 can easily grow them as a seasonal "Thriller" in containers. You'll get a designer look that stands out. You can prune Pure White™ Crape Myrtle to fit into your favorite large container. Use a series of high-end containers to decorate your patio, pool deck, or front porch!

  • Ruffled, Pure White Flowers for Months
  • Black-Leaved Foliage Set the Stage
  • Hummingbird & Pollinator Magnets!
  • Versatile Tree or Shrub Form
  • Annual/Seasonal Accent In Cold Climates
  • Excellent in Containers, Outstanding Specimen & Effective Flowering Privacy Screen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Crape Myrtles need full sun with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Morning sun is preferred because it will dry off the foliage from any overnight dew quickly. Plant in well-drained soil. Create a raised bed for planting, or use them in containers, if you see puddles that remain a long time after a rain event in your preferred spot. When your shrubs are young, keep them well-hydrated with soakings every few days. Move to a weekly soaking after a month, and keep it up the first season.

We recommend you give shrubs good air circulation. Plant at least 15 feet away from structures, so the air can play through its branches. Apply a three-inch layer of pine straw or pine bark mulch. Pull the mulch at least six inches away to ensure that the mulch doesn't touch the stems.

Apply an organic, slow-release fertilizer designed for flowering plants in early spring. Follow application rates on the label. Lawn fertilizers are heavy on nitrogen and will reduce flowering. Use care when fertilizing lawns with a broadcast spreader to avoid contact near your Pure White™ Crape Myrtles.

You'll enjoy the brightest foliage and boldest flower color by pruning in early spring. Remove old wood, and eliminate crossing branches. You can also hard prune to control the size at this time. Deadhead any spent flower clusters as they fade to encourage more blooms during the active growing season.

Deer seldom severely damage Crape Myrtles. Please note that if you live in an area with heavy deer pressure, you'll want to apply repellent on all new plants. Reapply according to the label directions.

  • Radiant in Full Sun
  • Fast Growing in Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Becomes Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Can Be Kept Much Shorter with Pruning in Spring
  • Bold Foliage Resists Disease & Powdery Mildew
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Go ahead and show off your good taste! Order the gorgeous contrasting Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle today! Feel good about this dramatic selection!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single-stem, multi-stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi-stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Black Diamond® Pure White™ Crape Myrtle Shrubs Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Pure White'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pure White
Foliage Color Black
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring