Double Dynamite® Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'WHIT X' PP #27,085

SKU
42340
A double explosion of color throughout summer on this reblooming crape myrtle with colorful foliage that emerges deep purple and matures to a dark purple-green, and a profusion of large, intense cherry red, sterile flower clusters. Resists mildew, and is heat tolerant. An ideal upright shrub for landscape or container. Deciduous.
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7-10

Good to grow!9

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer through Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); False Heather (Cuphea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!