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Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle 

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This miniature Crape Myrtle is a darling flowering shrub that will fill a smaller spot in your landscape with a seasonful of bright red blooms. This stunner can even be planted in a pot and put on a patio or balcony if you don't have a garden! This virtually no-maintenance shrub is a dream to own if you want a boatload of colorful blossoms.

Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Huge Crape Myrtle Blooms on a 5 ft. Shrub!

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
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Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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The Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle is a brand new variety of dwarf crape myrtle that brings dramatic changes to your garden each season!

Springtime brings beautiful bronze-green foliage. In summer, the foliage deepens to a dark green, and huge clusters of bright red blooms cover the entire tree. As temperatures cool in the fall, the tree loses its blooms, but the leaves turn a beautiful reddish-orange.

This crape myrtle is disease resistant, drought resistant, and grows well in most areas of the country.

Best of all, the Cherry Dazzle Red Crape Myrtle grows to a maximum height and width of only 5 feet, allowing you to plant it in even the smallest spaces of your garden!

Put several in your landscape today, and show off a different kind of beauty, spring, summer, and fall!

Be sure to act quick. These new "Razzle Dazzle" varieties are selling out quick. We have a very low inventory, so be sure to get yours now.





Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 3-5 ft.
Mature Width: 3-5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Adaptable
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia 'GAMAD I'
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Specific Directions for Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Your Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle will thrive in an area the receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge plant your Crape Myrtles about 3 feet apart.

Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtles will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Allow to the soil to dry to the touch about two inches down between each watering. Once the soil is dry, give your Crape Myrtle a deep watering.

Every Spring fertilize your Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle with an acidic fertilizer and prepare for the show. Each summer beautiful red blossoms emerge and cover the whole shrub!

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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 Cherry Razzle 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 Cherry Razzle 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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WoW what a beatiful shrub. I purchased it last August and three weeks later my tenants child stepped on it while running and broke the two largest branches off. I had one small branch left and didn't think it would make through the winter. In the spring it did nothing and I was going to pull it out. I left it and it bloomed and grew it now has about five branches and is about a foot and a half tall and full of beautiful, bright flowers with yellow centers and hasn't stopped blooming and is supposed to bloom all summer. I am so glad I got this plant. The leaves are a dark rich green. We love it.
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December 31, 2012
Received and planted in April,2013 slow start but now in full bloom, truly surprised it bloomed within three months, simply beautiful and causing many inquiries as to where it came from, great dwarf size this yr
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
It's a little difficult to review this purchase, as what I received was a 3-foot stick with a few leaves on it. I purchased 15 different trees and shrubs from this company this year to replace the loss of my entire backyard in Hurricane Sandy last fall, and this was the only disappointing plant. Now, several months later, is has bloomed a bit, but scarcely grown at all. It certainly does not look as though it's going to mature into anything close to what is pictured on the site, but we'll see next year
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
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I am going into season 4 with this plant. It's a slow start and took a couple seasons to bloom. It doesn't do a lot until late summer or fall, but it's gotten hardier each year. Last season was great and have high hopes for this year and what it will do.

Be patient!! I thought it was dead after my first season since there was no new growth, but then the leaf buds started to come in late spring. I have it planted in full sun and it is a happy camper.
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March 10, 2015
2 years ago
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One year later
I bought 2 last Fall. I bought the smaller size and they are both 3X bigger now. They bloomed early summer and are blooming intermittently now. Very pretty.
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October 5, 2014
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well established after one year,nice growth,looks like a winne
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Spectacular little bush with gorgeous ""true red"" blooms. Bought one years ago and may buy more in the fall. Nice accent bush, colorful too in autumn. Buy one. You won't be sorry.
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December 31, 2012
the 2 dazzle i bought are doing great. planted them last fall and both are nice and full. no blooms yet but im sure it will soon.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Planted this in late spring and there's not much going on in terms of growth or blooms. it has been an exceptionally dry and hot summer. I'm hoping by next summer there will be something to look at.
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December 31, 2012
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is it necessary to dead head for continued summer blooming?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: This will be the first year my Crape Myrtle has a significant amount of blooms so I don't have any experience with dead heading yet. I did a little reading and it was suggested that you don't dead head these plants because they are a woody bush. Good Luck!!
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Can razzle dazzle crepe myrtle thrive in soggy clay soil?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: It would be best to ask a professional gardener, but I would say ' no'. I planted my Razzle Dazzle crepe in a large pot with potting soil, rather than in the ground and it bloomed the first year of purchase and getting ready to bloom again this year.
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Q When do they need to be planted???
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: I got my Cherry Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtles the beginning of July. I planted them right away, and now at the end of July I'm seeing blooms. I used the planting kit that comes with Crape and everything is going as expected. I also got a Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Tree at the same time and it's blooming also.Thanks Fast Growing Trees.

E.T. North Eastern PA.
Reply · Report · Eugene T on Jul 27, 2014
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is this crepe deer resistant?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Crape Myrtles are seldom severely damaged by deer. However, if deer are starving they will eat anything.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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Can cherry razzle dazzle crepe myrtle be planted on a terrace in a container ? If so, what size container should a one gallon and 3 gallon be planted in so that it will not have to be replanted as it grows to full size?
Nancy R on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle will do great in a container. A 10 gallon size or larger would suffice.
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