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Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II' pp# 10296

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Characteristics:
This stunning tree is renowned for its showy flowers, beautiful bark, fast growth and tolerance of soil conditions. The petals are wrinkled like crepe paper, adding to the appeal of this popular tree. Friends of Trees plants the single stemmed form of this tree.

Growing Conditions:
Full sun is the ideal condition for this shrub, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day. Grows in a wide range of moist, well-drained soils. It has both drought and mildew resistance.

Uses:
This shrub attracts bees and provides bird habitat.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
10' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
Produces cherry red flowers that have wrinkled petals similar to crepe paper.

Leaves:
Leaves emerge crimson then mature to a dark green.

Bark:
Smooth, peeling bark

The crapemyrtle is often referred to as the "lilac of the South." But with new cold-hardy cultivars, more areas of the country can now enjoy their brilliant color and year-round beauty.