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Dynamite Red Crape Myrtle
The Dynamite Crape Myrtle produces an abundance of large, true-red flower clusters for up to 100 days during summer in your landscape. More details below!

Dynamite Red Crape Myrtle

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Dynamite Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b Find Your Zone >

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

The Dynamite Crape Myrtle produces an abundance of large, true-red flower clusters for up to 100 days during summer in your landscape. The dark green leaves turn to orange and red in fall and contrast nicely with the exfoliating, grey-brown bark.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 15-20 feet tall depending on pruning, and 10-15 feet or so wide, Dynamite Crape Myrtle is an ideal selection for smaller garden spaces, and containers. It can be grown as a shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a very attractive small tree, making it an excellent choice for use as a specimen or accent in sunny home foundation plantings or landscape borders. Also makes a very colorful hedge and is spectacular in groupings. Whether planted as a specimen or in groupings, this is one plant that is sure to stand out in the landscape!

Spacing:  8-10' for solid hedge; 16' for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Dynamite Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow. It is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. A moist but well-drained soil of average fertility is preferred. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but flowering will be diminished in more shade. Has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b Find Your Zone >
Plant Type: Deciduous Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity: 15-20'
Width at Maturity: 10-15'
Spacing: 8-10' for solid hedge, 16'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Upright, Broad Canopy, Rounded Canopy
Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
Flower Color: True Red
Flowering Period: Summer to Early Fall
Flower Type: Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers: No
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Fall Foliage Color: Orange Red
Fragrant Foliage: No
Bark Color: Brown
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs: Average, low when established
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Soil pH: 5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat

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