Dynamite Red Crape Myrtle Tree
Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite'
Mature Height: 12 to 15 ft.
Mature Spread: 10 to 12 ft.
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'Dynamite' crape myrtles are simply amazing trees. They are a very fast growing tree that fills with gorgeous clusters of true red blooms from July to September, and both beautiful, hearty, and very drought resistant once established.
The blooms of a crape myrtle are a magnificent display that attract flocks of hummingbirds and butterflies through the summer months. These red crape myrtles produce 6” to 12” clusters of red flowers that can last for many weeks or even months. The leaves of crape myrtles are a unique glossy red/green and the growth rate of a crape myrtle is incredible, these trees can create shoots of new growth of more than a foot in just a few short weeks.
As they grow, crape myrtles can be trained into a clump of trees or keep a shrub like form. This characteristic makes them perfect for a number situations, such as the center piece of a garden or yard, a backdrop in front of a fence, lining a drive, or planting on the corner of a house.
The one downside of these trees is that they have a weakness to prolonged cold, and this should be taken into account when purchasing and planting them. For example, here in southern Indiana (zone 6a) they grow beautifully, but do best in an area sheltered from cold winter winds. In Louisville, KY, which consistently remains 5-6 degrees warmer, due to the heat island effect, they overwinter without a problem.
|mid to late summer
|Orange and red with hints of yellow
|Green with red/orange highlights
|Genus & Species:
|Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite'
|12 to 15 ft.
|10 to 12 ft.
|Well drained soil; crape myrtles are drought tolerant
|6a to 10
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.