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Lagerstroemia indica Diamonds In The Dark Purely Purple

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Wantirna
A4, A11
Size: 25cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $34.65 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $38.12 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lagerstroemia indica Diamonds In The Dark Purely Purple Crepe Myrtle,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Shrub Like, V-Shaped

Description:
Purely Purple features flawless near-black foliage that emerges in early spring, followed by masses of vivid purple blooms from summer until first frost. When planted en masse the Diamonds in the Dark® Purely Purple creates a vibrant show of colour. Purely Purple will grow to 3m x 2.5m in height and width. It’s compact growth habit makes it attractive as a flowering hedge or as a beautiful tree to line your driveway or fence. It is also perfect for planting in decorative pots to place on your deck, porch or balcony. They are deciduous and will lose their foliage between late autumn with stunning new growth appearing in spring. Note: Times of bloom and new growth may vary from state to state depending on climate and conditions.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes: Plant in full sun, water thoroughly every other day for first month to help establish. Prune in late winter / early spring while deciduous. Fertilise late winter and late summer with an all purpose fertiliser. Information and images courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lythraceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Black
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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