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Berry Dazzle™ Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'GAMAD VI'
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POS ID: 162047
This dwarf shrub packs a double punch with vibrant foliage and flowers! New leaves emerge burgundy-red, then brilliant fuchsia-purple blooms appear early in summer, providing great summer color into fall. A superb compact border plant or landscape accent. Excellent mildew resistance. Performs well in containers. Deciduous.
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Container Size:
SuperTwo container
 
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Cherry red textured flowers
  • Glossy dark green foliage

Details

This dwarf shrub packs a double punch with vibrant foliage and flowers! New leaves emerge burgundy-red, then brilliant fuchsia-purple blooms appear early in summer, providing great summer color into fall. A superb compact border plant or landscape accent. Excellent mildew resistance. Performs well in containers. Deciduous.

Weight: 15 lbs

Container Size: SuperTwo container

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 36 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Orange

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees in late winter, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

average, well-drained soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Best flowering in Full Sun, can tolerate times of Partial Sun.

Water Needs

Once mature, your Myrtle will be relatively drought-resistant. However, younger trees will require their soil to be at least damp at all times for best maturation.

Disease and Pests

Powdery mildew is common, but this Myrtle is generally resistant to pests and diseases more common in its relatives. With regular inspection, most diseases and pests should be easy to spot and remedy.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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