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Dynamite® Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

SKU
00886
An attractive ornamental shrub or small tree with smooth, peeling bark. Showy, ruffled, fiery red summer flowers are followed by vibrant orange-red fall foliage. An excellent choice as a specimen plant, or en masse for an explosion of color in the landscape and year-round interest. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
LoreIt has been noted that prolonged periods of overcast weather can cause red-flowered crape myrtle flowers to fade to white.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)

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

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