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Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle blooms in early summer with blush-pink to white flowers. It forms a small tree, with a dense, full shape. The foliage is a true black that contrasts well with the white flowers. It will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. It has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew and is perfect to add a shot of summer color in a foundation planting or as an informal hedge. The Crape Myrtle was introduced to the US over 150 years ago from China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Each cluster within the Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle has hundreds of pure white flowers and each cluster can range from 8” to 16” long. The Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle has a broad and upright growing habit with small alternate leaves that are rounded at the base and are 1” to 2” long. The Crape Myrtle Ebony Glow has leaves that are truly black. Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, very drought tolerant and has a good resistance to powdery mildew. Although crape myrtles are a staple in the Southeast United States, plants such as Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle are becoming increasingly common in the Northern areas such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and on Long Island. The eye-catching trees continue to enhance landscapes allowing gardeners everywhere to relish in their pure beauty. Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle is an exciting new Crape Myrtle hybrid that has the darkest black leaves anyone has seen on any Crape Myrtle, or any other shrub or tree for that matter! During summer and into fall, Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle is covered with White flowers that contrast stunningly with the intense truly black leaves, which do not bleach out even in the hottest of summer sun. Ebony Glow Crape Myrtle is a mid-size Crape Myrtle with a relatively fast rate of growth to 10 to 12 feet in height with a spread of about 6 to 8 feet - the perfect small sized flowering tree for today's smaller gardens!  Sold in 3 gallon container.


MATURE HEIGHT:    10 to 12 feet
MATURE WIDTH:    6 to 8 feet
CLASSIFICATION:    mid-sized tree form (up to 12 feet)
SUNLIGHT:    Full Sun
HABIT:    Deciduous, densely branched, multi-stemmed summer through the first frost
FLOWER COLOR:    blush-pink to white flowers in mid to late summer through the first frost
FOLIAGE:    New growth emerges a rich dark purple black
SOIL CONDITION:    Any well drained soil
WATER REQUIREMENTS:    Water well until established
USES:    Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting

Ebony Glow Crapemyrtle

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