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Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

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Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'Gamad 1'

Developed by the Michael Dirr Breeding Program at the University of Georgia, 'Cherry Dazzle' is one of our favorites out of the Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle Series. One of the most stunningly colorful summer-flowering shrubs in our gardens, the deep green foliage of Cherry Dazzle becomes literally smothered with bright cherry-red flower clusters in summer. Truly a sight to behold. Another fine attribute is the handsome burgundy-red fall foliage.

Growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, Cherry Dazzle Crape is an ideal selection as an accent or specimen in smaller garden spaces or as a stand alone in containers, which can conveniently be brought indoors for overwintering by those of you who garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a. In larger landscape spaces Cherry Dazzle is outstanding in small to large groupings or as a colorful hedge.

Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtles are exceptionally easy to grow and maintain when planted right and in the right spot. They're not too picky about soil type however prefer a well-drained soil and as much sun as you can give them. They are very low maintenance requiring no pruning to keep a nice shape. That said, spent flowers can be removed to encourage a possible second flush of flowers. A light pruning before leaves emerge in early spring can help to maintain a more dense shrub. When established, plants are quite drought tolerant; only requiring supplemental water during prolonged dry periods during summer. As with all other crape myrtle, deer won't touch the Dazzles. You'll find more tips under the Planting and Care tabs on this page. Another nice attribute is the burgundy-red fall foliage.


Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone >  
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedge;  6'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded
Flower Color:  Bright Red
Flower Size:  Medium size clusters
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity, Mildew


Uses

It's smaller size makes Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle a great choice for smaller garden spaces where larger crape myrtle trees won't fit.  Plant them in the sunny landscape as a specimen or in groups for an outstanding show of color. Also great in containers, planters and pots.

Other Landscape / Garden Uses: Containers/Planters, Flowering Shrub Border, Focal Point, Groupings, Hedges, Home Foundation Plantings, Landscape Borders, Specimen, Sunny Woodland Border

Theme Gardens: Cottage Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Rock Gardens, Xeriscape Gardens (Low Water needs)


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5 Stars
Mrs
This 3 gallon plant arrived as described-well packed and well watered. Although it was small--and I was told that it was-- it was healthy . Since being planted, it is putting on new leaves. I hope it will bloom this summer. Very happy with this purchase.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 4/26/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Great looking plant
I was a little nervous about ordering a plant on the internet but since I live in a small town not near a nursery I had no choice. Plant arrived in great condition and looks very healthy. I like how you put staples in the box that held the container in place so the plant isn't crushed during transit. Very smart. I look forward to seeing the flowers on this plant next summer.
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Reviewed by:  from Harrisonburg, VA. on 12/23/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Fantastic landscaping solution
We love crape myrtle and have six towering Natchez Crape Myrtles at least 40' tall. As we landscaped our yard, we wanted the same crape myrtle look but on a smaller scale. The Razzle Dazzles are the perfect answer. The low-growing, perfectly shaped plants are perfect in our garden.
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Reviewed by:  from Austin, TX. on 2/1/2016
5/5

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