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Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Flame' (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle 'Ebony Flame', Crapemyrtle 'Ebony Flame'


Noted for its intense black foliage, Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Flame' (Crape Myrtle) is a semi-dwarf, deciduous shrub or small tree with abundant clusters of brilliant ruby-red flowers at its branch tips from summer to fall. They stand out against the dark burgundy foliage of curved leaves, which hold their rich tone, even through hot summers. This Crape Myrtle is an ideal selection for smaller garden spaces, containers, as a specimen. Also makes a very colorful hedge and is spectacular in groupings.

  • Grows up to 10-12 ft. tall (300-360 cm) and 8 ft. wide (2400 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant. Water regularly until established. To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm). Use a liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
  • Good disease and pest resistance. Crape myrtles are not usually browsed by deer.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, or containers.
  • During the growing season, clip off spent flowers to promote a second, lighter bloom.
  • Crape myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove dead branches any time. In cold climates, Infinitini crapemyrtles may die back to the ground, but they will regrow from the roots and flower that same season. 

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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