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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: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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klc
Dec 27, 2014 12:01 PM CST
I'm wanting to redo my yard into a hummingbird-butterfly etc. garden and I'm looking for a small tree --- do crape myrtles attract hummers (especially the Black Diamonds)?? And if so.... is one better than another??

Thank You!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 27, 2014 12:18 PM CST

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I've actually never seen hummingbirds visit my crepe myrtles, so my inclination is to say no.
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Region: Pennsylvania Birds Ferns Dog Lover
Butterflies Container Gardener Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Level 2
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klc
Dec 27, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Thanks Dave Smiling
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Dec 27, 2014 9:00 PM CST
i think no also but you could try rose of sharrons
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Region: Pennsylvania Birds Ferns Dog Lover
Butterflies Container Gardener Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Level 2
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klc
Dec 28, 2014 3:18 PM CST
TY Frillylily... will keep that in mind. Thumbs up
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying

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