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Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG I'

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Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG I') at Riverbend Nurseries

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle flowers

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle flowers

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Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG I') at Riverbend Nurseries

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle flowers

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Group/Class:  Razzle Dazzle Series

Brand:  Gardener's Confidence

Description:

This beautiful dwarf crapemyrtle produces volumes of snow white frilly blooms; bronze new foliage turns deep green, then burgundy-red in fall; a captivating focal point for the garden or border; also good for container planting

Ornamental Features

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle is blanketed in stunning panicles of white frilly flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn burgundy and in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Diamond Dazzle® Crapemyrtle makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features