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Ebony Flame Crapemyrtle
Ebony Flame Crapemyrtle

Ebony Flame Crapemyrtle

$49.99

Crepe Myrtle Ebony Flame  is a deciduous shrub or small tree known for its beautiful dark foliage and vibrant red-pink flowers that bloom in mid-summer. The foliage is a rich, deep purple that looks almost black, and the flowers are borne on long, showy panicles that can reach up to 12 inches in length. As the flowers fade, they give way to dark brown capsules that persist into the winter months. Crepe Myrtle Ebony Flame prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is relatively low-maintenance once established.

Growth Habit

Masses of red on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet and a width of 8-10 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 7-10.

Care

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Toxicity

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.

Crepe Myrtle Ebony Flame  is a deciduous shrub or small tree known for its beautiful dark foliage and vibrant red-pink flowers that bloom in mid-summer. The foliage is a rich, deep purple that looks almost black, and the flowers are borne on long, showy panicles that can reach up to 12 inches in length. As the flowers fade, they give way to dark brown capsules that persist into the winter months. Crepe Myrtle Ebony Flame prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is relatively low-maintenance once established.

Masses of red on near-black, glossy foliage in summer through fall.  It typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet and a width of 8-10 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a specimen plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 7-10.

Crapemyrtles are low-maintenance trees that require little care once established. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Fertilize once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. Prune in the late winter or early spring before new growth appears to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. To prune a crapemyrtle, start by cutting off any dead or damaged branches. Next, remove any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Trim back any branches that are growing toward the center of the tree to promote healthy growth and air circulation. Finally, cut back the top of the tree to the desired height, making sure to leave at least two or three buds on each branch. Avoid "topping" or severe pruning, as this can harm the tree's long-term health and appearance.

Crapemyrtle are deer resistant but can be toxic to pets.