Dwarf Crape Myrtle, Awesome Fall Color
Love crape myrtle trees, but don't have much room in your yard or garden? The Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle is for you!
The Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle is a dwarf crape myrtle tree. This crape myrtle variety only grows to 3 feet tall, making it an excellent selection for borders. These trees even grow well in containers, allowing you to enjoy the color and beauty of a crape myrtle, even if you only have a small patio. If planting in groups for a border or mass planting, trees should be spaced about 3 feet apart.
The lustrous bronze-red foliage of this tree is nicely offset by bright pink-red blooms. Blooms arrive in mid-summer and last until fall.
The Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle is extremely hardy. It is both disease resistant and mildew resistant. It enjoys part to full sun, and once established, is even tolerant to drought conditions. It is an ideal choice for areas of the country where winter temperatures rarely drop below zero degrees.
Want to make a focal point in your yard or garden? Try mixing the smaller Ruby Dazzle Crape Myrtle with other larger crape myrtles. The different sizes and shapes of the trees, along with the different foliage shades and blossom colors, will add interest and beauty that will last throughout the season.