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Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

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Dazzle is a lovely dwarf shrub variety of Crape Myrtle that is suitable for smaller spaces that can't handle a larger tree. Berry has bold pink-red flowers that smother this bush for an entire season. It is also cold hardier than a traditional Myrtle tree. As a plus, it can be planted in containers, too! A bevy of blooms is the top reason to own Dazzle.

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Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

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A gorgeous addition to any landscape, the Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle will be a breathtaking staple in your garden.

Producing stunning fuchsia flowers, this beautiful crape myrtle is sure to put on a spectacular display of flowers all summer long. In mid-summer, the vibrant green foliage provides an alluring contrast to the striking deep pink blooms.

The exquisite flower clusters of Berry Dazzle cascade from delicate branches. The combination is truly breathtaking. Berry Dazzle is very low maintenance and is easy to grow.

Adaptable to many soil types and with low watering needs, this shrub works perfectly in any setting and is truly a no-worry plant.

You just plant it and forget it!

Developed to be a dwarf variety Crape Myrtle, Berry Dazzle is perfect planted around foundations or used in groups as an eye catching accent. These compact plants can reach five feet in height and have a spread of about 3 feet at maturity. They are perfectly suited for tight spots where a traditional myrtle might be too large.

To achieve the best blooms plant Dazzle Crape Myrtle in full sun. It can tolerate a bit of light shade, but it may not bloom as profusely. Usually, Berry Dazzle is so covered in flowers, that you can hardly see the leaves.

There truly is no other shrub that will flower as long through the season as Dazzle! 




Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 3-5 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia 'GAMAD VI' PPAF
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Are the Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtles deer resistant?
Les C on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: The Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle is deer resistant.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 19, 2014
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Can they be pruned to a shorter height like 2 feet high and still put out a good bloom?
Thank you,
Joe
Joe j on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Crape Myrtle Trees respond very well to being pruned. It should still produce flowers if you cut it back that low. However, it will need to grow new branches first.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Shouldn't they survive winter in Spokane Washington? I had 2 of these and a pink knockout rose not make the mild winter:-(
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: They should do fine in your area. Maybe they just need some pruning.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Berry Dazzle Crape Myrtle can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.