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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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List: $69.95
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Size:  1 Gallon

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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 generally recommended for zones: 6-9
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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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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
Reply · Report · Michael D on Jun 20, 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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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.
Reply · Report · Emily S on Sep 9, 2014
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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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Can it be grown in Southern California?
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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