PlantsCrepe Myrtles→Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Ebony and Ivory')

Also sold as:
Black Diamondâ„¢ Pure White

General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
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 VIII x Chocolate Mocha)

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A History of the Crepe MyrtleA History of the Crepe Myrtle
By dave on July 14, 2015

Standing on a thin carpet of fallen blooms, with a canopy of color above me, I immediately fell in love with the Crepe Myrtle tree, and since then have set out to collect them all.

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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TexasDate: 2015-06-26
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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TexasDate: 2015-06-26
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-08-15
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Location: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TexasDate: 2015-06-26
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