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Strawberry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'Pll-LAG-ll'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Developed by the Michael Dirr Breeding Program at the University of Georgia, 'Strawberry Dazzle' is one of the famous dwarf Crape Myrtle from the Dazzle Series. One of the most stunningly colorful summer-flowering shrubs in our gardens, the deep green foliage of Strawberry Dazzle becomes literally smothered with striking neon-red flower clusters in summer. Truly a sight to behold. 

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, Strawberry Dazzle Crape is an ideal selection for 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.

Cultural Preferences

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 moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and as much sun as you can give them. Light shade is tolerated but flowering is diminished with more shade. Maintenance is minimal, with very little if any pruning required for plants to maintain density and a nice form. 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.

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Dwarf Crape Myrtle shrubs.

Plant Details

USDA Plant 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:  Neon 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

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