Lagerstroemia indica ‘CS2012-12’

How long has it been on the market?

Since 2016

Grows to height/width

10 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide

Sun/shade requirements

Full sun

USDA Zones



Upright habit — large shrub or small tree

Key features from breeder
  • Beautiful black foliage that holds its color from spring through frost
  • Masses of beautiful blooms early summer until frost
  • Resistance to powdery mildew and cercospora leaf spot
  • Commercially friendly growth rates for ease of production
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Low maintenance for the end consumer
  • Perfect size (10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide) for urban landscapes and small space gardens, and suitable for containers
Consumer care requirements

Black Diamond crapemyrtles are known for their easy-care nature. Winter pruning keeps the plants tidy. Fertilize once per year as new growth emerges. Little other maintenance required other than watering during extreme drought.