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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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
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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Common names
  • Crepe Myrtle
Also sold as:
  • Black Diamondâ„¢ Crimson Red (JBN1205)

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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Date: 2015-06-26

Date: 2019-09-11
6-7 ft, 2 yrs after planting

September re-bloom
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2015-09-08
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-08-05
Location: My Yard

Date: 2020-08-18
3+ years, 8 feet
Location: north of Atlanta, GA
Date: 2013-07-20
Just bought this plant on 7/20/13 and put it in a large-ish conta
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-07-14
This is finally being sold here on the east coast of the USA at m
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Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2015-07-14
This plant was sold in a 1 gallon container. I noticed that it ap
Location: north of Atlanta, GA
Date: 2013-07-20
Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Date: 2015-06-26
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Sold under the Black Diamond trademark by beckygardener Jul 17, 2015 11:48 AM 4

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