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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Gamad I'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Gamad I
Additional cultivar information: (PP16917; Razzle Dazzle series, aka Cherry Dazzle)
Hybridized by Dirr

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive suentommy On Sep 7, 2010, suentommy from Souderton, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

The Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle is a wonderful plant. It has beautiful, shiny dark green leaves tinged with a little red. In growth habit it almost looks like Kurume Azaleas and many people stopped and asked me in August if the plants I have lining my drive are azaleas and "How did I get them to bloom this time of year?". They still have red blossoms on them now when most of my other crape myrtle trees have finished flowering for the year. They also do not seem to be too fussy and have weathered a 3 month long summer drought very well. I water their beds twice a week. I have had them in the ground for four years and have had no winter die back and they are now about two and a half feet high and three feet wide. They add a lot to the landscape and require very little care. Great plant!

Positive rkwright85 On Jul 10, 2010, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I live in southern MI (zone 5) and have one of these outside doing fine. It does die-back most of the way every year but it makes a nice perennial and still flowers.

Positive HortTiger On Dec 9, 2008, HortTiger from Inman, SC wrote:

This is a compact heavy bloomer that tolerates neglect very well.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cumberland, Maryland
Broadway, North Carolina
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Souderton, Pennsylvania
Inman, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Rowlett, Texas

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