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Crape Myrtle – Ebony Flame

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The “Ebony Flame” Crape Myrtle has bright crimson flower trusses showcased against intense, black foliage. The showy blooms add dramatic color to hot summer landscapes and hold into fall. An eye-catching border plant or landscape accent, grown as a large shrub or a small tree. Drought tolerant once established. Deciduous.

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This Crape myrtle released by the USDA has vibrant, dark red blooms offset by intense black foliage. Blooms during summer and fall months. Semi dwarf deciduous shrub to small tree. Grows 10 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Excellent choice as an accent plant. A good choice for use as a specimen tree, in the mixed border, or planted in groupings

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; tolerates some drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.