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Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

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3 GALLON POT: $48.97

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Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'Gamad 1'

Cherry Dazzle is our favorite out of the five selections in the Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle Collection developed at a Michael Dirr breeding program at the University of Georgia.

Cherry Dazzle is one of the most colorful summer-flowering shrubs in our gardens. It's foliage is literally covered in bright cherry-red flowers during summer. Another nice attribute is the burgundy-red fall foliage.

Cherry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle is easy to grow in well-drained soil and full sun. It is very low maintenance requiring little if any pruning to keep a nice shape. That being said, spent flowers can be removed to encourage a possible second flush of flowers. In late winter, it can be lighter trimmed to keep a more dense form. USDA Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone >

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


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
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 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 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