You asked: Are Black Diamond crepe myrtles fast growing?

How far apart do you plant Black Diamond crepe myrtle?

Plant about 6 feet apart to provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall. Try this lovely crape myrtle in a container.

Which crape myrtle is the best?

Natchez is recognized as the top performing crape myrtle in the southeastern United States. It was introduced by the U. S. National Arboretum in 1987. White flowers and exfoliating bark are characteristic of this cultivar, which reaches heights of 30 feet at maturity.

How much sun does a black diamond crape myrtle need?

With ideal planting conditions this shrub grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24″ per year. Full sun is the ideal condition for this shrub, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day. Crape myrtle grows in a wide range of soils from slightly alkaline to acidic.

How can I make my crepe myrtle grow faster?

To help your crape myrtle grow taller (and produce more flowers), use a slow-release fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Do not use this too often or you will get more leaves than flowers. Water the tree once a week, soaking the entire root system thoroughly. They require at least 1 inch of water per week.

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How far away from the house should you plant a crape myrtle?

Plant large type crape myrtles a minimum of 6ft away from a structure (house, etc). To create a look where the canopies of the plants will grow together and provide shade, plant Medium Crape Myrtles 6′-10′ apart, and Standard (Tree) Crape Myrtles 8′-12′ apart.

Do Black Diamond crape myrtles lose their leaves?

My Black Diamond lost ALL leaves, is it dead? Black Diamond Crapemyrtles naturally will go dormant over the winter. By late this April/early May, you should start to see buds emerge from the dormant wood. Even the wood that appears “dead” and dry will sprout new foliage.

Do crape myrtles need a lot of sun?

To help your crape myrtle look its very best… Crape myrtle needs full sun (6 or more hours per day) to thrive. With less sunlight, blooms will not be as prolific and their colors may be diminished. These plants are not demanding about the pH of their soil, though neutral or slightly acidic soils are best.