Pride of India/Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond)

This new and very dramatic Crape myrtle  (Pride of India) has dark black leaves forming a vivid contrast to its vibrant purple blooms.

It is a deciduous shrub that performs best in the full sun, however will cope in afternoon sun areas too. Clusters of bright purple flowers appear in summer.

Black Diamond ® will grow to an approximate height of 3 meters and can reach a width of 2, 5 meters if left unchecked. That being said, it is easily pruned and shaped if desired and works well in small gardens.

Black Diamond ® has an excellent resistance to mildew, it is wonderfully low maintenance and very cold tolerant. It grows in most soils but prefers well drained, compost enriched soil. Feed with an organic fertilizer when new leaves appear in summer, try ‘Atlantic Flower and Fruit’ for excellent results. When first planted, water regularly to establish. Once established it is water wise and drought hardy.

Black Diamond® Purpley Purple™ is wonderfully versatile. It is a fabulous specimen for containers or it can be used to create a flowering hedge. Prune late winter or early spring to achieve desired height and shape.

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Keith Kirsten Waterfall – Midrand
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

North West Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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