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MarkMccoy
Nov 29, 2016 4:41 PM CST
I know I can start the older Crape Myrtle trees from cuttings, but can I start the Newer Black Diamond Trees the same way? I use root hormone powder on all my cuttings. I have tried a couple but the leaf sprouts on them have turned out to be green? Thanks, Mark
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DaisyI
Nov 29, 2016 5:25 PM CST
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A cutting should be identical to the parent. Have you given them a chance to grow a little? Maybe the new leaves come out green and change color with age.
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plantladylin
Nov 29, 2016 6:03 PM CST
I'd think stem cuttings would work on any of the Black Diamond Crepe's: http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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dave
Nov 29, 2016 6:03 PM CST

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It's my experience that new leaves on the black crepe myrtles are always greenish when they first emerge and turn dark as they get larger.

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