Cherry Dazzle® Dwarf Crape Myrtle
Common Name: Crape Myrtle
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘Gamad I’
Origin: L. indica is native to the Himalayas through southern China, southeast Asia and Japan
Bloom time: July to September
This bright pink shrub can reach 3 feet high and can spread up to 4 feet long. Best in full sun and medium soil moisture, the cultivar 'Gamad I' is both drought-tolerant and resistant to fugal leaf spots and powdery mildew. The genus (Lagerstroemia), was named after the Swedish botanist, Magnus von Lagerstroem. The specific epithet (indica), is in reference to its native territory of the Indies.