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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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Aug 6, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
Roots are starting!
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Aug 6, 2013 5:56 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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That didn't take long. Please describe your technique for our benefit. Smiling
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Aug 6, 2013 6:04 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
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.
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Aug 6, 2013 7:36 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
This sounds like something that would be an interesting and useful tutorial for our ideas feature.
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Aug 6, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
Thanks. I've been posting it in the Propagation forum. When I get done, I'll turn it into a idea.
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Aug 6, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Hurray!
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Nov 19, 2014 5:01 PM CST
(Zone 9a)
They can be rooted also by air propagation
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