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Growing Zones: 7-9



Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Bright Red Blooms last up to 4 months

* Developed to produce the brightest red blooms in existence
* Pest and disease resistant
* Highly drought tolerant

Spectacular blooms last from spring until fall!

One of the hardiest Crape Myrtles available. Resists mildew, disease and insects.

Some of the brightest red blooms of any tree... typically lasting a full 120 days... from spring to fall.

Crape Myrtles are excellent specimen trees, as well as natural privacy barriers. Many customers choose to line their driveways with this stunning tree.

Others use them as attractive focal points at the corners of their foundation plantings. Also an exceptional choice to plant in groupings at the corners of your property.

One of our customer favorites... blooms start light red the first year and then get deeper each year.

For years, Landscape Architects begged for a plant that blooms red in the summer, (in nature, red is a color rarely seen in the heat of summer). The experts agree that nothing compliments the deep summer green of your landscape better than red... and the Dynamite Crape Myrtle is a perfect choice.





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I purchased two Dynamite Crepe Myrtles, one from Fast Growing Trees Nursery, another from a local nursery. It is interesting to note, the one I purchased from you remained disease free, its leaves turned a beautiful red in the Spring and stayed red until they began dropping at end of October in preparation for winter. It bloomed until mid-October. The one I purchased locally, at a very reputable nursery, developed a leaf fungus, and was resistant to treatment. Its leaves turned yellow with brown edges and slowly began dropping midsummer. I am very disappointed with this one. I am very happy with the Dynamite Crepe Myrtle from you and sorry I did not purchase the second one from Fast Growing Trees Nursery. I will be watching for other plants, for sure
December 31, 2012
My dynamite crepe myrtle is really pretty it has started flowering already. However it is disappointing that it has not grown very fast! I need to know what I can feed it for growth and nutrition to help it? Lynette
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I purchased and planted 6 dynamite crape myrtle earlier this year. I selected the crape myrtles due to their excellent color and their ability to thrive in the hot Oklahoma summers. I placed them on either side of the driveway, two at beginning, two at the end and two in the middle. They look great from the road and improve the curb appeal of my home
December 31, 2012
The red crape myrtle that we received really doubled in size this last summer. It was just beautiful with an explosion of blooms that lasted a long, long time. We are so pleased with our purchase! Just gorgeous... Thank you so much
December 31, 2012
We purchased our Crape Myrtle in August 2011. Our baby Myrtle's first big test was Hurricane Irene the winds which made us wonder if it would last through the night. It did thank goodness. Fast forward through a mild winter and now spring and the leaves bloomed nicely. We're hoping it grows 2-3 feet this year. We have the tree for less than a year but can't wait to see it grow.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 5 years ago
We were extremely pleased at the performance of our crape myrtles.  We purchased the 6ft ones and they were beautiful this summer.  This is the first year we had the 6ft ones so were hoping they will grow stronger and endure the winters we have here in New England.
December 31, 2012
These trees arrived in great shape. I wasted no time in getting them in the ground in their new homes. They are growing and blooming and extremely healthy and happy. Thanks again FGT. I have ordered many trees and plants from you, from knock-out roses to autumn blaze maples to crepe myrtles. You have delivered like a champ every time. Ill be back
December 31, 2012
Beautiful Red Blooms
I've planted several crepe myrtles, but this is by far the prettiest blooms. They are bright red in color. I've only had it planted for about a year or less now and the blooms didn't last long this year, however the tree grew so big. I'm sure next season I will have lots of blooms.
July 29, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
As a neophyte gardner ,Im working to overcome the ""black thumb"" label,, these crepe myrtles were remarkably easy to plant and have easy great to care for
December 31, 2012
I love it! I wanted a tree for my front landscape that would add color and height, but wouldnt be a problem with my cement driveway. This was the perfect solution. I liked it so well I got another one for the other side of the yard this fall. It is a vibrant red and also has interesting bark and trunk
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dynamite Crape Myrtle


Dynamite Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions Plant your Dynamite Crape Myrtle Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Crape Myrtle trees prefer full sunlight, they can tolerate shade. Place your Dynamite Crape Myrtle Trees about 5 feet apart for a privacy screen.

Dynamite Crape Myrtle Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Don't over water your tree. Allow your soil to dry to the touch down about one inch in between waterings. Crape Myrtles are very drought tolerant and rainfall usually provides enough moisture.

Early every Spring Fertilize your Dynamite Crape Myrtle tree with a fertilizer that's high in phosphorous like formula 10-10-10. This will give your Crape Myrtle's bright red blooms a boost! They'll emerge in the Summer and last long into the Fall!


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Color
Kile G on Sep 27, 2016
Love the red color and it will get tall enough to shade a west-facing window.
Diana R on Sep 19, 2016
Color
Kile G on Sep 27, 2016
I love the red crape myrtle, hope it looks as great in my yard as in your pictures.
Geniece J on Sep 19, 2016
Love the red color and it will get tall enough to shade a west-facing window.
Diana R on Sep 19, 2016
My house is brown in color, I think the red blooms will set it out well and for this area a lot of sun and doesn't rain as much.
Marvin B on Sep 18, 2016
Curb appeal and to match two others I had
Leila T on Sep 17, 2016
Such a dynamic color and grows larger than most.
Shirley S on Sep 14, 2016
I love Red color and the beauty this tree brings to the front yard. No one can resist admiring even when driving near by.
Patrick N on Sep 14, 2016
Color.Do not have this in my garden
KIRKOR U on Sep 13, 2016
it is a beautiful flowering tree!!!!! Great curb appeal!!
Tanja and Michael S on Sep 10, 2016
color
Pattie A on Sep 6, 2016
I seen this tree planted in my sister yard in Louisiana.
I felt in love with it the blossom was beautiful and colorful.
very attracted.
Joann C on Sep 5, 2016
Because I have two Dynamite Crape Myrtle in my yard now. They are beautiful
Donna L on Sep 4, 2016
What a beautiful tree for a property line or a driveway
Brenda W on Sep 2, 2016
beautiful
Sandra H on Aug 31, 2016
Red looks beautiful.
YINGHONG S on Aug 30, 2016
I chose it for it's deep red color. It will make a great focal point for my front yard. I planted it two years ago and it bloomed for the first time this year. The flowers are the deep red I was looking for. It is a bit slow in growing, but it is beautiful.
Laura H on Aug 30, 2016
love crepe myrtle. wanted a red one
virginia P on Aug 30, 2016
I would like to have a small from 1 to 2 feet tall please and my five percent lkk18k
Nadege j on Aug 29, 2016
My girlfriend wanted one.
Daniel M on Aug 29, 2016
color and size .....will fit in nicely against our horse fencing.....
raymond s on Aug 28, 2016
Zone 7
Sharon D on Aug 25, 2016
Love the color!!!
ann t on Aug 23, 2016
Beautiful red color
Alison P on Aug 22, 2016
red bloom
Paradzai N on Aug 21, 2016
Always love the Crape Myrtles when I went down south. They bloom all summer long and have vibrant color. Hope this will liven up my landscape.
Susan K on Aug 19, 2016
Beautiful color and already have one that is growing well
Rhonda G on Aug 18, 2016
Because of it's bright red color and hardiness. Why did I have to pay shipping on this order? It stated free shipping for any amount over 46 or 49 dollars.
Greg Hoover H on Aug 17, 2016
because my wife always wanted one
Keith W on Aug 12, 2016
i love the tree and the flowers
CJ G on Aug 11, 2016
Because of their rating and because of their beauty.
FRANK W on Aug 11, 2016
large deep color tree
Frank Z on Aug 6, 2016
For it's beauty.
VICKY B on Aug 5, 2016
It's beautiful
donna h on Aug 4, 2016
Color and do well in my area
Graham H on Jul 30, 2016
I love the color
Deborah P on Jul 29, 2016
pretty trees so wanted to try ordering online for the first time for trees.
barry a on Jul 24, 2016
These are beautiful trees and have already bloomed after planting just a couple of months ago!!
Lou R on Jul 23, 2016
My wife saw these trees while we were visiting in the southern part of the United States and fell in love with them. Don't know if this will grow in our part of PA, but will give a chance, if it grew in New England we may have a chance for it to thrive with us. My wife is so excited.
Samuel F on Jul 21, 2016
To fill a space that needs some shade and the color.
Jeffrey M on Jul 20, 2016
I love true red crepe myrtle.
Pamela N on Jul 19, 2016
Just came from Folsom, Calif. Drove around the newest business area (zip code 95630-6221) and was impressed with
its landscaping. The place was further enhanced by many Myrtle trees which were blooming with a couple of different
colors. I will plant the Myrtle Tree in our front yard to replace the Japanese Maple Tree that was killed by Asian Beetle.
LEOPOLDO D on Jul 19, 2016
It has great color. Size is perfect. Fast growing (I hope).
Judy F on Jul 17, 2016
I chose this Crape Myrtle for its color, fast growing, drought tolerant and disease resistant.
Dawna B on Jul 12, 2016
I have been looking specifically for a dynamite red crape myrtle to put in my front yard. It's color is unique, as most of the crape myrtle trees in my area are pink, purple and some white. Glad I found exactly what I was looking for and can't wait to get it.
Gail L on Jul 10, 2016
I love the color of this flowers.
Rose P on Jul 9, 2016
It looks like it will produce oxygen.
George M on Jul 9, 2016
I was looking for the most vibrant red crepe myrtle - and this looks to be the one!
Lisa R on Jul 4, 2016
My father bought one of these for my son and he loved it so much he wants another one and he is seven years old now he got his first one when he was two years old and it is beautiful.
Michele M R on Jul 2, 2016
Beauty But does not show how fast it grows
Rigoberto N on Jul 1, 2016
Love color and the length of time the flowers stay on tree a place for birds to nest
Alma R on Jun 29, 2016
I love the red crape myrtle, hope it looks as great in my yard as in your pictures.
Geniece J on Sep 19, 2016
My house is brown in color, I think the red blooms will set it out well and for this area a lot of sun and doesn't rain as much.
Marvin B on Sep 18, 2016
How long does it take to reach its full height in zone 8?
Thomas V on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dynamite will grow fairly fast, and take 8-10 years to reach its mature height. It will continue to grow slowly as it ages, but max out at 20-25 feet.
Love the look of the dynamite crepe myrtle. We live in Fullerton, CA, zone 10. I know that the rec. zones are 7-9. Will this tree do okay in a small courtyard with full sun in our house? Will the root structure uplift pavers?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I live in Anaheim, CA, zone 10. I bought a dynamite crepe myrtle in April, 2016 , Now only 4 months it is already reach to 4 feet tall and bloom with full deep red color, So beautiful. My neighbors, my husband really love this tree, because around here a lot of myrtle trees but no way you can see the beautiful red color as my dynamite myrtle
Will the tree grow in Ohio?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Ohio is a little too cold for this tree. I would recommend a cold hardier flowering tree like the Cleveland Pear, Red Rocket Crape Myrtle, or Jane Magnolia.
What time of year us best to plant this tree ?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early fall or early spring is a good time to plant.
How often do you water them?
Somebody on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I, make sure that the plant is watered: Deep ~~ then I don't water for a few days! I make sure that the soil is will irrigated, this is very important! After the plant is Established then you will not have to water so often! I have found that you do have to go out and talk to your plants plus I always touch each leaf! Don't laugh, these are living things and they do like / love to talked to!
how often do you prune them to keep them from growing to fast/big ?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Normally you can prune the blooms off after they fade to get a second set. Or prune a little bit in the early spring before they start growing. You don't want to prune too much or that's considered "crape murder" let the tree grow to it's Normal height of 20 feet. If that is too big purchase a dwarf variety. I always check the mature height of a tree before I plant so I don't need to remove in the future. I prune the leaves off of the bottom to have a pretty tree like look. I let the top bush out, gives it a much cleaner look than letting it grow like a bush. I don't normally trim the top part though
Can crepe myrtle trees grow in hard rocky soil in Califoria?
kathleen G on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They prefer neutral to slightly acid soil, but can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. They will struggle in shallow rocky soil without supplemental water
Does the Dynamite Crepe Myrtle loose its' leaves in the southernmost of its' range? zone #10
and if so---for how long is it bare?
Joyce d on Aug 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it does not loose anything down here in Florida. It is growing very fast. It will be beautiful when it is full grown.
When can we expect small buds to appear on bush ? it is June 7 and nothing appears yet .
Jim E on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We planted 14 this past winter from Fast Growing Trees around our church property and they are in full bloom now June 27th. Very impressed and a lot of complements from church members on how well they look.
How do I trim to make this into a tree?
Sharon P on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not! just be careful! Start at the bottom taking off the suckers, only! after a years then start thinning out the middle! But! don't do anything for a couple of years after planting, give it time to get a good start!
are they deer proof?
Glenn W on Mar 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are deer resistant. Please keep in mind that if deer get hungry enough then they will eat anything.
We live in Manalapan NJ 07726 central NJ and we are seriously considering planting the dynamites crepe myrtle tree. Is this a safe zone for such tree?
Madhu on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All I can say they are doing well in Northern California
I want different colors than red in the crape myrtle?
Laurie on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Each variety has its own color that is part of its genes and won't change except for slight differences from sunlight. There are, however, many colors of Crepe Myrtles you can buy, from pink to lavender to white. Check out our site for other colors and even other sizes of Crepe Myrtles to fit your needs!
What is the height of this variety at full maturity? Will this variety grow in northern VA?
Dan G on Oct 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At maturity the Dynamite Crape Myrtle is 20-30ft tall. In most parts of northern VA the Dynamite Crape Myrtle will grow. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Can you plant in zone 6 which is Newtown Pa ?
Connie on May 4, 2015
What can I use to more blooms?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Lite pruning will encourage new growth-and more blooms.
Is this a slow growing tree?
Voboril L on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Ours have grown about a foot in a year. We keep our pruned to the size and shape we want...they are beautiful!
does this tree attract bees?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I think they do attract some bees, but not a lot. They seem to like more fragrant blooms than crape myrtles.

I absolutely love the color of the dynamite crape myrtles and mine are doing well and have beautiful blooms.
will this tree grow in south florida?
mary j on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dynamite is not recommended for South Florida. The Crape Myrtles I would recommend for you area would be Pink Velour, Natchez and Muskogee.
How do the roots grow straight down? Can I line my driveway with them and roots won't crack driveway?
Cheryl on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: With any & all Crapes, The roots do grow down and not Out! But You still have to deep water to make sure that the roots are getting enough water while they are just starting out! I live in Burbank, Calif and We have lots of Crape Myrtle trees thought out the city. Some are planted close together ~ 10 feet apart ~~ and some are planted a little further apart ~ in the Park Way! Due to the root system growing straight DOWN, I have not seen any damage to the side walks nor to the street. I have 7 crape trees in my front yard, a couple are planted near my main sewer line and a couple are planted close to my house! Why!! Because due to the roots going down, they well not destroy my house nor interferer with the plumbing! Can You line your Driveway? Yes!! go for it, by all means!! Just remember the Umbrella of the tree when matured and plan accordingly. I have one { Dynamite } that is planted about 5 feet from the drive due to the Umbrella is about 10 feet when matured! All my trees are planted so that when they Mature, They will overlap each other giving me a nice forest effort! I fell in LOVE with the Crape Myrtles when A friend sent me pictures of Her's! Mine are starting to flower and will be flowers up til Autumn! Also, I have one more to be planted into my front! This will help give me a bit more privacy from the street view. Good luck and all I can say is! Go for It! and enjoy!
what happens to blooms on the tree that do not bloom? can they be planted?
marie b on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Marie, Any blooms that don't bloom will wither and eventually fall off. The spent flowers will turn into seed pods, which could be planted.
Would this work well for Bakersfield, CA were are in a zone 9B?
Ramzey F on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I live in South Carolina where summer temperatures are near 100. We are in zone 9. Also had the same kind in Florida and it thrived. Both trees were in direct sun 8-10 hours a day. It is a tough tree.
I like this Dynamite Crape Myrtle Tree but I live in Western Maryland which is considered Zone 6. This particular tree is Zone 7 which we are just outside of our area. Would this tree thrive in a hot and humid area as ours?
Greg Hoover H on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Greg -- I live in Zone 9 in the New Orleans, Loisiana, metrpolitan area and we get a lot of heat in our coastal weather area and Crepe Mytrle trees thrive in our area. We have a lot of Crepe Myertle trees and Azalea Bushes. I have 7 of these Dynamite Crepe Myrtle trees -- five on the street side of my property and two in the front of my property and I have had them planted got two years now and they are all 6' - 7' tall and thriving. I love mine and when they are in bloom I get lots of compliments from my neighbors and passerbys. I have a corner property so they are showy.

I cannot speak for the Zones below Zone 9 but I am pretty sure you will do great with these.

Hope I was able to help you.
We live in Evansville IN gets very hot through the Summer but can also pretty cold for a few weeks in the winter. What do you think?
Ken H on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
my zone is 6A. will the dynamite make it here?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Zone 6 can be a bit cold for the Dynamite Crape Myrtle. I would suggest trying the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle which is very similar, but more cold hardy and suitable for your zone.http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Red-Rocket-Crape-Myrtle.htm
Will they grow in new york?
Mary B on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if they will grow in your zone or not. I am in Zone 6, Southern Missouri. Our winters are probably not as cold as yours nor as long and we do not have as much snow and ice generally. If you have a means of protecting it you might be able to grow it. It would be worth a try if you can do that. It is a beautiful tree with yellow centers and deep, deep red blossoms. Good luck.
I live in Southern illinois. The green barely covers my area. Will it survive and can i plant it now?
Kimberly P on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Best time to plant?
Kelli L on Jul 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I guess that depends mostly on what area of the country you live in and what is the growing season for that particular climate. I live in the San Francisco CA East Bay region and it is a mild climate with hardly no frost, so just about any time of the year is suitable to plant trees; however the late Fall is probably the best time to plant as the winter is generally the wettest time of the year in this particular climate!
Is this tree suitable for MA?
Sushma S on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Why are all the leaves turning yellow?
Teena E on Jul 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had an Arborist (tree specialist) come to check my trees about the yellow leaves and asked what I should do about the leaves falling. He told me do not cut the trees because it is normal for Crepe Myrtles to have yellow leaf dropping. He said this happens to Crepe Myrtle trees. He said I need to fertile the trees with a slow release fertilizer if I do not want an arborist to do aa deep fertilizing around each tree (it can be expensive). He suggested I spread some slow release Osmecote (you buy from your Home Depot or local feed/garden store). The leaves will grow back. I work some Osmecote fertilizer around the trees into the soil and also water around my trees with Miracle Grow with my hose for every other watering.

My trees are in bloom right now and are gorgeous. I have a corner property with 8 Dynamite Crepe Myrtles along my street side and front. You cannot beat the beauty of that dark red color. I get lots of compliments from my neighbors and pedestrians.

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