• Dynamite Crape Myrtle for Sale

    Dynamite Crape Myrtle for Sale


Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Reg: $79.90
Save: $39.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
-t- Planting Mix
Dynamite Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Dynamite Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

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.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

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* 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.

Customer Reviews

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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
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
over 4 years ago
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
over 2 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
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
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
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

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!

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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We love the color and living in the desert wanted to add more color. They seem to be hearty too.
celeste b on Feb 3, 2016
The most amazing red on the planet it's a must have.
Susan S on Jan 24, 2016
We love the color and living in the desert wanted to add more color. They seem to be hearty too.
celeste b on Feb 3, 2016
Disease Resistance, Deep red flowers with long bloom time. Drought tolerant.
Patricia Z on Jan 30, 2016
The most amazing red on the planet it's a must have.
Susan S on Jan 24, 2016
pocket book
alvah j on Jan 15, 2016
color, ease of maintenance, deer resistance, focal point for a front bed
NONA F on Dec 29, 2015
Would love to have a tree like the picture
Judith R on Dec 19, 2015
We want to add the red color to our yard.
Mark I on Dec 10, 2015
This is what my husband wants - not pink... RED!
wendi t on Dec 2, 2015
privacy, size, great color
diane d on Nov 27, 2015
Info on this tree appears to be something that make my gift a great success.
Richard L W on Nov 17, 2015
i had a crape myrtle tree in north carolina and it was beautiful. I moved to NM and was happy to see I could grow one here. I can't wait to see how it does.
Louanne J on Nov 8, 2015
Because of your description and the picture. This has not been a good year for it, however. It has hardly grown at all, but it did have some really nice blossoms.
Mildred K on Oct 31, 2015
I just love crape myrtle trees.
Larry H on Oct 8, 2015
need a sturdy flowering plant for my front yard
Grace p on Oct 8, 2015
love crape myrtles, hard to find the right ones here.
Mark B on Sep 19, 2015
I wanted a flowering tree that would last longer than the Kawnsan cherry. My first pick was the Autumn blooming cherry for size color and flowering but it couldn't be shipped to California so the crepe looked like the next best thing for the area I am planting
brad p on Sep 8, 2015
Beautiful colors and easy to grow. The perfect combination!
David S on Sep 8, 2015
Disease Resistance, Deep red flowers with long bloom time. Drought tolerant.
Patricia Z on Jan 30, 2016
pocket book
alvah j on Jan 15, 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.
What time of year us best to plant this tree ?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I believe it depends on what area of the country you live in. Do your research. Most times you can't even get them until they are available. I have two of them and both were not available till June or July in my area they are hard to find and usually more expensive than any of the other varieties. I planted mine as soon as I got them.
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: It is not recommended for your zone. A Muskogee, Natchez or Pink Velour would do better with your climate. The root structure on crape myrtles will not uplift pavers.
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.
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
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!
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/ZoneMap.htm
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
How fast does this tree grow ?
Cindy R on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cindy, It grew a few feet the first year. It is very tolerant. My husband is doing construction around the house and we had to move it to make room for an addition to our home. It did very well and doubled in size during the growing season. Just make sure where you plant it has plenty of room because it grows in width as well as high.The color is beautiful.
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/RedRocket.htm
How quickly does this grow?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We had an earlier than normal winter and I think that affected the growth. We planted ours at the back of our property to give us some privacy. The ground is lower there. This past winter was very cold, windy & wet. They are a beautiful deep red. They have been slow too grow though.
How far north will this tree grow?
barbara S on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm in Maryland, on the Eastern shore, in zone 7. My tree looks great (year 2).
I live near Philadelphia Pa. When should I plant Dynamite Crape Myrtle?
Steve on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant in the fall or spring. I would go ahead and get it planted now to give it some extra time to get established before the cold weather sets in.
does it do well in south florida?
carl m on Aug 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Typically south Florida is a zone 10 so it is not recommended for that area. The Natchez and Muskogee Crape Myrtles do very well down there.
If I order it now can I wait to plant it until Sept.? It's been really hot here. Thanks.
Geni M on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Give our sales team a call at 1-888-504-2001 and they can set up the date you want your trees to be shipped and place the order for you! Or you can do this on the check out page as well when placing the order on line.
I live in Zone 10. I planted the white Crepe Myrtle. It is growing nicely. Will the red crepe myrtle grow in south, Fla, also?
Eileen B on Jul 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: FL is a good state for most Crape myrtles trees. We have 3 Crape myrtles that, are suited for zone 10. The Natchez, Pink Velour, and Muskogee. These are white, pink, and lavender. Most all crapes tend to do very well in FL, if you see red one growing around your area, you should be fine to grow.
What type of fertilizer to use for the Lagerstroemia Dynamite?
Joyce W on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: we use an 8-8-8 fertilizer and normally fertilize as soon as new growth appears in the spring
I want to put them along a fence line. How far apart do u plant them?
Steve S on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: they will grow to at least 10 feet wide at top
my bark is splitting on my crepe myrtle trunks, is this normal?
sandy g on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bark splitting and shedding IS normal, particularly for mature crepe myrtles.

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