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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Dec 27, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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I'm wanting to redo my yard into a hummingbird-butterfly etc. garden and I'm looking for a small tree --- do crape myrtles attract hummers (especially the Black Diamonds)?? And if so.... is one better than another??

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Dec 27, 2014 12:18 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I've actually never seen hummingbirds visit my crepe myrtles, so my inclination is to say no.
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Dec 27, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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Thanks Dave Smiling
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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Dec 27, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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i think no also but you could try rose of sharrons
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Dec 28, 2014 3:18 PM CST
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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TY Frillylily... will keep that in mind. Thumbs up
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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