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Masses of Purple Blooms on Dark Foliage

  • Dark, Dramatic Foliage All Season
  • Stunning Vibrant Purple Flowers
  • Great in Containers
  • Great for Hedges!

And now for something mysterious and magical... Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Purely Purple'). This is a shrub with stunning black foliage and masses of gorgeous purple blooms that keep coming from spring to fall.

Purely Purple creates a perfect shrub form, and will thrill you and all passerbys. This is a fabulous selection to line a fence or driveway if you let it grow to its full height.

Your neighbors will be falling all over themselves to ask you about your beautiful hedge. The striking black foliage is a perfect foil to the purple blooms and doesn't look like any other shrub on the market today.

You can also prune 'Purely Purple' to fit into a large container. It makes quite the statement flanking a sunny door or strategically located as specimen plants around your patio.

In Zone 6, this versatile plant will behave as a perennial in the ground, and regrow from the roots in the spring. Simply trim off any old wood in spring to prepare for new growth. Gardeners in colder Zones can try this as an incredible "Thriller" in seasonal container gardens. Try moving the container - 12" or larger - into an unheated garage for the winter. You might be surprised to see this exotic plant regrow from the roots the next year - even in Zones 3 - 5.

Black Diamond Crape Myrtles are easy care, disease resistant and drought tolerant once they are established. You will be love the amazing contrast this shrub brings to your landscape. Order yours today!

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Black Diamond® Purely Purple™ Crape Myrtle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Black Diamond
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND 'Purely Purple'
Foliage Dark
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Vibrant Purple
Foliage Color Dark