Solving the Mystery of the Black Diamond Crepe Myrtle Series: First Roots on my Ebony aka Black Diamond aka Black Beauty Cuttings

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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: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 6, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Roots are starting!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 6, 2013 5:56 PM CST

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That didn't take long. Please describe your technique for our benefit. Smiling
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 6, 2013 6:04 PM CST
I just scraped the bark on one side and dipped in Clonex gel. I put this in my EZ Clone propagator with just water. I have an aquarium light over it. It's pretty easy. You can also make one of these machines easily.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Aug 6, 2013 7:36 PM CST

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This sounds like something that would be an interesting and useful tutorial for our ideas feature.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
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clintbrown
Aug 6, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Thanks. I've been posting it in the Propagation forum. When I get done, I'll turn it into a idea.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Aug 6, 2013 7:47 PM CST

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Hurray!
(Zone 9a)
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Route66
Nov 19, 2014 5:01 PM CST
They can be rooted also by air propagation

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