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Dynamite® Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
SKU #00886
6-10

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
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.
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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