• Strawberry Dazzle® Crape Myrtle for Sale

    Strawberry Dazzle® Crape Myrtle for Sale

 

Strawberry Dazzle® Crape Myrtle

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$29.95
Ships May 10th, 2016

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-t- Planting Mix
Strawberry Dazzle® Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Strawberry Dazzle® Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95


Growing Zones: 6-9


Growing Zones 6-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

THE CRAPE MYRTLE THAT DAZZLES

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.






Customer Reviews

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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.
September 5, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
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Strawberry Dazzle
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.
November 10, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
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.
April 15, 2015
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Tender
 
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a small burst of color
MY little flowering forever plant. I had placed her in an area near my water source. I quickly realized that she had to be moved because my dog did not seemed to care when she was coming for the water hose. I moved her in from of my shed. Created a bed with other small plants. She has not stop giving me flowers. I take lots of pictures.
July 27, 2015
Easton, PA, US
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Tender
 
Hardy
Review Title
They did better then I thought they would. Flowering in the first year!!
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
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Tender
 
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Lovely color and has bloomed well to start
The plants arrived in good shape and were about 1 foot tall - have grown over the last 3 months and bloomed well. I'm very pleased with them.
July 25, 2015
Medford, OR, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle
Received my crape myrtles in a short time and planted them immediately, within a month they are growing rapidly and giving my front lawn a beautiful accent. I am very please with the plants.

Walter
July 29, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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The plants came in EXCELLENT condition. Planted them immediately and they are already in full bloom(July 29).
I could not be better satisfied.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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So far, so good
I've only had this for a couple of months. It's doing fine, has grown some and is starting to bloom. Can't say how hardy this is just yet. Ask me after the winter!!
July 27, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Donna E on Apr 4, 2016
I really like Crape and the color was catching
Sandra B on Sep 11, 2015
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Donna E on Apr 4, 2016
These will line the low stucco retaining wall runs nearly the width of our property. Since they face the back of the property, they will only be seen during the summer months when we have large parties in the yard, so them going bare during the winter months does not present a huge problem
Kathy B on Feb 21, 2016
I really like Crape and the color was catching
Sandra B on Sep 11, 2015
Low to ground and combined with two Cherry Dazzle
John C on Aug 24, 2015
I saw these outside of Washington National airport, and fell in love with them!!
Donna W on Aug 24, 2015
These will line the low stucco retaining wall runs nearly the width of our property. Since they face the back of the property, they will only be seen during the summer months when we have large parties in the yard, so them going bare during the winter months does not present a huge problem
Kathy B on Feb 21, 2016
Low to ground and combined with two Cherry Dazzle
John C on Aug 24, 2015
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
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!!!!
Can it be grown in Southern California?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
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.
Will this work in the high desert and low temperature?
Norma G on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: MY strawberry dazzle seems to die back every year and regrows from the root. It should probably be rated for zones 8-9 not 6 to 9.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
when is the right time to plant this in Md?
katherine d on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most people prefer to plant early spring or fall, however, you can plant in the summer as well. If you do decide to plant in the summer just make sure you can give it adequate water when the temperatures are up.
I live in Folsom PA, what Growing Zone am I in?
Jackie M on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Enter your zip code by click the link below to look up what growing zone your in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
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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