Dynamite® Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'
Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||It has been noted that prolonged periods of overcast weather can cause red-flowered crape myrtle flowers to fade to white.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.