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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 10 - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Parentage: (Whit VII x Arapaho)

Common names
  • Crepe Myrtle
Also sold as:
  • Black Diamondâ„¢ Red Hot

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Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-08-15
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Date: August 2015
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Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2014-10-05
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Date: 2015-08-15
Location: Jones OK,
Date: August 2015
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