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Solving 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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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Aug 1, 2013 6:46 PM CST
I'm so glad you decided to make an article out of this! It was interesting but confusing to research and it's great to see a definitive answer to the original question! I'm sure there are many gardeners who will be interested in this. Thumbs up (Sigh, wish I could grow the darn things here!)
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Name: Jean
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Aug 2, 2013 7:05 PM CST
Maybe someone will breed an Ebony dwarf in the not too distant future. The L indica Cherry Dazzle dwarf is supposed to only get to a mature height of 3 feet and a spread of 3 to 5 feet. It grows at a rate of about 6 to 8 inches per year.

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