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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.
Planting & Care
The Strawberry Dazzle Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is described as a shrub due to its small, mature stature of only 4-5 feet tall and wide. They do best in warmer climates, USDA growing zones 6-9, are mildew resistant and also drought tolerant. They bloom bright, neon rose-colored flowers from the end of spring through fall and the peeling bark adds an extra touch of visual interest to this shrub. Plant one in the ground or in a container as an accent, or create a border for your garden and watch as they attract plenty of birds and butterflies.
Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Dazzle is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.
Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent watering, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.
Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.
Fertilizing: Your crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||4-5 ft.|
|Mature Width:||4-5 ft.|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||6-9 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
I love you guys but this pant is struggling!
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I recoment this product it Grows very nice
enjoy the plant
I received this plant in the third day with great package. It looks so strong with lovely cherry flowers blooming. The same flower color as they post on its web. At the same day I planted it in my garden watering it regularly. Everyday enjoys its blooming. May it may hardy after this winter. We lives at the north of Philadelphia.
Received it in good shape. It's out front blooming and filling out. Took root right off.