Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

Dynamite® Crape Myrtle

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Dynamite Crape Myrtle is an upright deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark.  The new growth emerges with red tints and matures to dark green before turning orange-red in fall.  The large, ruffled fiery-red panicles bloom on new wood from summer into fall.  Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

15'-20'

Spread: 

10’-15'

Spacing: 

10'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6-9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers.  It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids and scale.  
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensUrban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hydrangea, Butterfly Bush, Catmint

 

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