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Crapemyrtle, "Dynamite" Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II' P.P.# 10296

Dynamite Crapemyrtle—Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II' P.P.# 10296

The first true red tree form crapemyrtle! Dynamite produces cherry red flowers even in full sun and hot conditions. It is both drought and mildew resistant. Best in medium moisture, well drained soil and full sun. A good specimen plant or as part of the mixed border. Dr. Carl Whitcomb has been working with crapemyrtles for over 30 years. The breakthrough in plant breeding that has created more cold-hardy crapemyrtles cultivars. Height 10' to 15', Spread 12' to 20' (zones 7 to 9) Helpful hints for northern zones.

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The "Dynamite" Crapemyrtle can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The "Dynamite" Crapemyrtle falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs

10' - 15' High
10' - 15' High

Mature Height:
The "Dynamite" Crapemyrtle grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.

12' - 20' Spread
12' - 20' Spread

Mature Spread:
The "Dynamite" Crapemyrtle has a spread of about 12' - 20' at full maturity.

Medium Growth
Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This crapemyrtle does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The "Dynamite" Crapemyrtle grows in moist, well drained, wide range soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This crapemyrtle has rounded shape.

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Description:
The first true red tree form crapemyrtle! Dynamite produces cherry red flowers even in full sun and hot conditions. It is both drought and mildew resistant. Best in medium moisture, well drained soil and full sun. A good specimen plant or as part of the mixed border. Dr. Carl Whitcomb has been working with crapemyrtles for over 30 years. The breakthrough in plant breeding that has created more cold-hardy crapemyrtles cultivars. Height 10' to 15', Spread 12' to 20' (zones 7 to 9)

Moisture:
Moisture Description

Flower Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
April-May.