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Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

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Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

The Crape Myrtle that Dazzles

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

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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Here’s why your Landscape needs the Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle:

  • Gorgeous, bright rose-colored blooms that last from late Spring through the Fall
  • Minimal growth just 3-5 feet for multiple planting options
  • Peeling bark adds visual accent to eye-popping flowers
  • Resistant to drought and mildew makes it perfect for warmer climates

Let the Blooms Begin…and Keep Coming!

There’s no better way to frame your landscape with breathtaking beauty than by planting the Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle.  Renowned for its neon red blooms in staggering numbers, the Strawberry Dazzle will have neighbors talking and passersby slowing down to enjoy the scenery that this small shrub provides.  The best part is the show of opulent blooms is not short lived.  From late spring through the fall, a continuous parade of vivid red flowers will flood your tree and brighten your landscape.  It’s a rich look that will bring out the beauty of your entire property.

The Little Crape that Could

The small stature of the Strawberry Dazzle is part of its wonderful allure.  Topping out at just 5 feet, the swarms of incredible blooms will appear suspended in midair.  Once you get past the flowers, a closer look and you’ll notice the smooth, painted look of the peeling bark.  It’s the perfect complement to the fluorescent red flowers that will flood your yard for months on end.  A shrub this beautiful would seem delicate; but that’s not the case with the Strawberry Dazzle.  In fact, this 4 season shrub is mildew resistant and drought tolerant so it’s perfect for a number of planting locations.  

With beauty and brawn, there’s so much to love about the Strawberry Dazzle. Be sure to include this spectacular specimen in your design plans and order several today while they’re still available.

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
Mature Width: 4-5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Well Drained
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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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Stunning beauty, but definitely NOT hardy
Title says it. Definitely NOT hardy in a Zone 6. I live on the border of Zone 6-7, and both of mine did not survive the winter.
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Dont get me wrong; when I first laid eyes on the Crape Myrtle in the state of Alabama as we were passing through, I thought it was wonderful. When I found out that it really is not conducive to my planting zone I wanted it anyway. It did well and tried to bloom somewhat, but not much. Now that the weather has changed I've covered it with mulch and leaves , hoping for it not to freeze. I will be able to give you a better answer next spring; if it re-blooms.
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Beautiful - But a fragile swan
These guys are really nice when they are in the proper environment. My neighbor at the beach in S.C. put some in his yard and they were wonderful in the sandy soil with mottled sun and pine straw. I liked them so much I planted some at my home in N.VA. They struggled for 6 months and then succumbed during this past winter. Just not hardy enough for the winter stress BUT FGT honored the warranty lickety split.
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Is this tree good for upstate NY? About 1 1/2 hrs. From NYC I can't tell from your map
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I live in the NW section on Ohio and due to the unusual cold weather we had last winter, unfortunately I lost that plant. My zone is 6, which is pushing it for that plant, I've read articles that it will do well if you have a normal winter but that doesn't seem to happen much lately. I. Even though i'd love to have that plant, I'm not going to risk it again, also their warranty is only good for 30 days. I called to see if they would take care of it but informed me of that. Most places cover their plants for one growing season or a year, which I've found one that has that plant and it's cheaper!!!!
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I moved 3 miniature crepe myrtles this spring when I bought this house because they were planted too close together (no room at all between them) They're about 2 feet tall and never got any leaves this year. They're still alive because if I scratch the bark it's green. What should I do?
adjutant on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: I am sorry mine never took. I jave up
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Can it be grown in Southern California?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
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Does it have leaves all year?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
Best Answer: The leaves drop off in winter in high desert climate because night time temperature goes to freezing.
Reply · Report · Donald W. I on Sep 10, 2014
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Can you plant this close to the house. Can you plant in zone 9 In Oct?
Linda R on Oct 3, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, it can be planted close to the house; as long as there is a lot of sunshine. As far as the zone is concerned, I believe the safest bet is to review on line.
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Will leaves fall during Fall/Winter?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
Best Answer: I am around the St. Louis area and so far, this is 9-6-14, and none of the leaves are dropping.
Reply · Report · Connie P on Sep 6, 2014
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Can this shrub be groomed to look like a tree?
Kayna P on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: Ours is VERY small - a low growing bush . If what you mean by a "tree" is a single trunk with higher branches I imagine you could train it by forcing one of the branches to stand upright tied to a stake. Maybe check sites on you tube about training a plant to grow as a standard they do it with roses and lilacs and cherries why not crape myrtles?
Reply · Report · Anthony M on May 25, 2015
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What is best time of year to plant? Can you plant in September? (Strawberry dazzle crepe myrtle scrub)
Sherri on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in Aug., and it is thriving and blooming. I suppose that it all depends on your zone. I am in zone six and would have no qualms about planting another one now were I interested in getting another. ... It just needs to get established. Water it immediately after putting in the yard. Dig the hole widely and deeply enough so that the roots have soft soil. Have an indentation around the plant so that the water doesn't run off.
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How deep will roots go?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Mine has been in for a year now and is about to bloom for the second time. The roots do not appear to go really deep- about average for a shrub. If you hare going to put it in a pot I would suggest a larger size. Mine is in my garden.
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I live in Folsom PA, what Growing Zone am I in?
Jackie M on May 17, 2015
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your ad shows they are $19.98. When I try to buy you are charging me $26.00+, why ?
Gary E on Oct 24, 2014
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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.

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