DynamiteScientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'
|Average Growth Rate||1.5 Feet Per Year|
|Mature Size||15 Tall x 12 Wide|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Decidious or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Acorns||No it doesn't have acorns|
|Color||Foliage is green with fiery red blooms, and in the Fall the leaves turn orange-red.|
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 1.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 15' Tall x 12' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull sun
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENDeciduous
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORFoliage is green with fiery red blooms, and in the Fall the leaves turn orange-red.
SPECIAL FEATURESDrought Tolerant
Improved Tolerance to Fungal Diseases
Highly Resistant to Mildew
Great for Smaller Gardens
Blooms Summer through Fall
The Crape Myrtle was introduced to the US over 150 years ago from China, Japan and Southeast Asia. In 1998 Dr. Carl Whitcomb developed the Dynamite Crape Myrtle, which is a prolific producer of long lasting clusters of deep red flowers. Each cluster within the Dynamite Crape Myrtle has hundreds of red flowers and each cluster can range from 8” to 16” long. The Dynamite Crape Myrtle has a very broad and upright growing habit with small alternate leaves that are rounded at the base and are 1” to 2” long. The Dynamite Crape Myrtle produces new growth with red leaves in the spring. In the summer the leaves are bright green, and during the fall they turn a vibrant orange-red. Each summer the Dynamite Crape Myrtle exfoliates its gray-brown colored bark in thin strips to expose a smooth and light brown colored bark. The Dynamite Crape Myrtle is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, very drought tolerant and has a good resistance to powdery mildew.
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