Cherry Dazzle® Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Common Name: Crape Myrtle

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘Gamad I’

Origin: Lagerstroemia indica and fauriei are native to southeast Asia and Japan

Family: Lythraceae

Bloom time: Summer

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. You can't miss this electric pink flowers of this shrub-like tree blooming July - September on the always-colorful Anne Cox Chambers Flower Walk.