Dynamite® Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Lore||It has been noted that prolonged periods of overcast weather can cause red-flowered crape myrtle flowers to fade to white.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Vibrant Summer Flowers|
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: 6 - 10