||Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit ll'
Dynamite has magnificent cherry red crinkled flowers that bloom profusely in clusters midsummer-fall. Said to be the first "true red" flower, Fall brings brilliant orange-red foliage. This tree can come in low-branching, multi-stemmed form or as a standard variety with a distinct single trunk and a lollipop head. The Dynamite tree adds a sculptural element to your garden and the smooth, peeling bark adds year-round interest!
Crape Myrtle is a beautiful tree with stunning blossoms, peeling bark and vibrant fall foliage that gives this tree unrivaled interest all season long. These beauties will grow up to 25', or remain shrub-like at 6', so choose a variety that fits your landscape needs. Once established, Crape Myrtle's are a low- water use tree.
||Excellent specimen tree in your Cottage, Mediterranean, Firewise or Rustic garden. Can be grown in containers or use in mass plantings for a stunning display.
||Proper pruning will help beautify your tree. Crape myrtles bloom on new wood, so pruning in late winter or early spring will aid in abundant blooms. Avoid topping (removing branches and trunks from the top down) as it will negatively impact the health, longevity and look of your tree.
||Full Sun (at least 6 hours)
||All soil types, including poor quality. Well-draining is a must to avoid root rot. Prefers slightly acid over alkaline. Avoid very rich soil, as this will produce more foliage than flowers. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, this is a low-water use tree.
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