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Lagerstroemia Dynamite® (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Dynamite®, Crapemyrtle Dynamite®, Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'


Noted for its true red blossoms, Lagerstroemia Dynamite® (Crape Myrtle) is a splendid, upright, deciduous tree with a profusion of large clusters, up to 14 in. long (35 cm), packed with crinkly, cherry red flowers at its branch tips. Blooming from midsummer to early fall in an explosion of red flowers smothering the foliage, it creates a remarkable display in the landscape. The foliage emerges crimson in spring, gradually matures to dark green, and turns orange and red shades in the fall before dropping - revealing the unique, smooth bark. This crape myrtle enjoys good disease resistance and adds great ornamental value across the seasons. It makes a striking specimen plant.

  • Grows up to 20-25 ft. tall (600-750 cm) and 10-20 ft. wide (300-600 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant. Water regularly until established. To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm).
  • Deer do not usually browse crape myrtles.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings.
  • Crape myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Remove dead branches at any time.
  • Lagerstroemia indica species is native to Temperate and Tropical Asia. It has been widely cultivated as an ornamental and has become naturalized in Europe, America, and the Caribbean.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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