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

Family: Lythraceae

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.