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

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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 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
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.
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