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Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle '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)


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:

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Nokomis, Florida

Havertown, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.