Crape Myrtle -

(Lagerstroemia indica 'Raspberry Dazzle')


Other Common Names: Raspberry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle, Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle, Dwarf Crape Myrtle,
Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lagerstroemia Species: indica Cultivar: 'Raspberry Dazzle'
Raspberry Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle Planted · 11 years ago
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Plant Type: Shrub

Temp / Zone: Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F, Zone 6B · -5° to 0° F, Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F, Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F, Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F, Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F, Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F, Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average, Low

Level of Care: Low

Growth Rates: Fast

Flower Color: Red, Purple, Fuchsia

Attracts: Visual Attention

Foliage Color: Dark Green, Medium Green

Average Width: 2' to 3'

Average Height: 4' to 5', 5' to 6'

Season of Color: Summer Blooms

Resistant To: Deer Resistant, Disease, Heat

Landscape Uses: Containers / Planters, Foundation, Hedges, Landscape Beds, Perennial Garden, Shrub Border, Small Groups

Growth Habits: Bushy, Upright

Theme Gardens: Cottage, Perennial

Soil pH: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5

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That just won't do! Report An Inaccuracy. - Buy Plants Trees Shrubs Online Buy Shrubs » · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtles really don't require pruning - they have a slow growth rate and a good natural form all on their own. Deadheading (removing faded flowers) is fine and will encourage reblooming from summer to fall.

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· Unthumb · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtle prefer growing in a location that provides well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. A little afternoon shade won't hurt. Their makes it perfect for smaller garden spaces and containers.

To plant in garden soil, dig a hole no deeper than the root ball and two to three times the width of the root ball and fill it with water. If the hole drains within a few hours, you have good drainage. If the water is still standing 12 hours later, improve the drainage in your bed, perhaps by establishing a raised bed or raised mound. Turn and break up the soil removed from the planting hole. Mix in some organic compost if the native soil is clay or compacted soil. Remove your plant from its container and carefully but firmly loosen the root ball. Set the plant into the hole you've prepared, making sure the top of the root ball is slightly above the soil level. Pull your backfill soil mixture around the root ball in the hole, tamping as you go to remove air pockets. Then water thoroughly and cover with a one to two-inch layer of mulch.

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· Unthumb · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Feeding
I fertilize crape myrtle after new growth begins to emerge in spring with a well-balanced shrub and tree type fertilizer.

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· Unthumb · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Problems
As with other crape myrtle, the Razzle Dazzle varieties are susceptible to visits from Japanese beetles in early summer and honeydew aphids in late summer. Neither of these insects do any serious damage. Though spraying is not necessary, if you would like to control these insects, use liquid Sevin spray for the beetles and a product containing Neem oil for the aphids. Consistently wet soils can cause problems with the roots so make sure to plant in well-drained to well-drained but moist soils.

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