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Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Fire') in the Crepe Myrtles Database

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Also sold as:
Black Diamondâ„¢ Crimson Red (JBN1205)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 10 - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Red
Flower Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Parentage: (Whit VII x Arapaho)

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Solving the Mystery of the Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle SeriesSolving the Mystery of the Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle Series
By dave, August 2, 2013

This newly introduced Crepe Myrtle exploded onto the scene last year and had everyone talking about it. But is this really a new variety, or an older, already existing variety that has been repackaged and rebranded? I investigated the situation, and what I found will surprise you.

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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TexasDate: 2015-06-26
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Location: north of Atlanta, GADate: 2013-07-20Just bought this plant on 7/20/13 and put it in a large-ish conta
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-08-05
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Location: My Yard
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Location: north of Atlanta, GADate: 2013-07-20
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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TexasDate: 2015-06-26
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Sold under the Black Diamond trademark beckygardener Jul 17, 2015 11:48 AM 4
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