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

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Gamad II
Additional cultivar information: (PP17288; Razzle Dazzle series, aka Raspberry Dazzle)
Hybridized by Dirr

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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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral rkwright85 On Jun 8, 2011, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Not nearly as pretty as Cherry Dazzle. I have been able to grow a few dwarf crepe myrtles, some in containers and some in the garden that grow back as a perennial. This one was planted outside in a protected area but didn't come back this season. Overall it's not bad but I think there are nicer ones available.

Positive jenwaterston On Apr 15, 2009, jenwaterston from Havertown, PA wrote:

This crepe myrtle has bloomed for 2 seasons for me now. It actually blooms in late summer here in Southeastern PA. It's a lovely shrub to have in the garden because it's blooming when other perennials are already past their peak. Carefree and disease resistance. I literally neglect it and it doesn't seem the worse for it.


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

Nokomis, Florida
Havertown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina

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