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Lagerstroemia 'Ruby Dazzle'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
la-ger-STROH-mee-ah
Description

Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle is a compact dwarf cultivar that has newly emerging red leaves and sparse pink flowers in the summer.  It is the smallest of the crepe myrtle so is great for tight spaces, border fronts, walkways, or patio areas.  To propagate take stem cutting in fall after leaves fall off.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small spaces#pink flowers#dwarf#summer flowers#border front#small group plantings#pathways#walkways
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small spaces#pink flowers#dwarf#summer flowers#border front#small group plantings#pathways#walkways
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lagerstroemia
    Family:
    Lythraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are bronze-red and then turn green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Pond
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups