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Gramyahelen
Oct 11, 2013 4:34 PM CST
Will this variety thrive in zone 5, Kansas City? What do you think of it as a hedge between golf course & our yard? When will it bloom?
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dave
Oct 11, 2013 4:37 PM CST

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FYI, Black Diamond is the same as the plant Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Flame')

I really doubt that it would be hardy as far north as Zone 5. In an area that cold, I would not recommend attempting it except maybe as a single specimen in a VERY protected area. Even then, it's likely that the best you'd get is it returning from the roots each year.

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