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Victor Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle

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Victor Red Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'Victor'

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

If you love Crape Myrtles for their bright flowers and long bloom season during summer, you're gonna absolutely love even longer-blooming Victor Red Crape Myrtles. 
Victor Red is a repeat flowering semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle that produces bright true scarlet-red flowers summer through fall! With a height of only 4-5' and an equal width, folks with smaller gardens can now enjoy the beauty of Crape Myrtle. Though it's a dwarf, Victor Red Red just tall enough to "limb up' into a small tree form specimen you can grow in garden beds or containers. For those who garden too far north, where crape myrtle are not cold hardy, plant these in containers and overwinter them indoors!



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 4-5 feet tall and wide, Victor Red 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

Victor Red 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-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity: 4-5'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedge; 7'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Bright True Scarlet-Red
Flowering Period:  Summer thru Fall!
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green, Red new growth
Fall Foliage Color:  
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Grey, Light Brown
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat



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