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  • Dynamite Crape Myrtle for Sale

    Dynamite Crape Myrtle for Sale

 
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Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

$29.95

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-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.

Coarse 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
$7.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$5.95
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$14.95
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

$24.95

Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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.


Although Crape Myrtles are very well suited for hot and humid environments, a long summer can still take its toll on the leaves, especially in a nursery setting. The leaves may be showing some signs of stress, such as discoloration, or possibly even some signs of fungus. Any concern would have been treated before the trees left our nursery, but the discoloration will still show on the leaves. The trees will go dormant soon and the discolored leaves will fall. Once the trees are planted in an open location they will not exhibit these symptoms again in the spring.




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I love the dynamite trees. Color is beautiful. The root rocket is awesome. They're growing like weeds
August 23, 2018
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2 months ago
Disappointing
Okay, my father bought this tree for Mother's day, for my mother. We were under the impression that the flowers would be red, they weren't they are dark pink. She didn't want the pink, because she doesn't like the pink ones. They just not started to bloom, but like I said they are red...they are pink so..idk
August 23, 2018
too small and late in year to expect growth...but next year and beyond--they will be my front yard centerpiece..
August 12, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Planted them in July, they took right off. Excellent product."....."".................. ........

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August 12, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Color of red beauty
This bright red crape mrytle added such beauty to my yard
I enjoyed watching it bloom
I will have many years of beautiful red flowers as my crape mrytle matures into a tree.
Flowers blooming the end of July
Such a deep beautiful red
After we planted it
August 4, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
So happy
The crape myrtle is health, blooming and growing. I highly recommend this beautiful tree. I am totally amazed that plants can be shipped we have ordered three trees from Fast-Grow and have never been disappointed.
July 23, 2018
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5 months ago
Red Crape myrtle
Love my red crepe myrtles. They are still healthy, growing. Came very well packed as always. Fast delivery too.
July 21, 2018
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6 months ago
Growing Zone:
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Dynamite crepe myrtle
I received my dynamite crêpe myrtle quickly it’s doing great. I contacted customer service one time and was quickly satisfied with my concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate to order any more trees I may need hopefully I won’t need any .
July 21, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
PERFECT!!
Tree came in perfect conditions!!! Packaging perfect and it’s doing GREAT. LOVE IT !!!! It’s been just few days and I can tell it’s already establishing because of the new leaves.
July 15, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Waiting
So far it’s not very impressive. When it arrived it looked dead. All the leaves were dried up and falling off. We planted it anyway and have nurtured it with lots of water and plant starter. We now have new little buds so it’s not dead. Hopefully next summer it will put on a nice show for us.
July 12, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago

Planting & Care



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


Dynamite Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions

Crape myrtles are one of the best trees for gardens in warmer areas (USDA hardiness zones 7-9). When everything else has stopped blooming because of the heat and humidity of the summer, Dynamite Crape Myrtle trees are just getting started. These medium-sized trees will bloom with bright red flowers for up to four months at a time. They’re also easy to grow. Here’s how to add Dynamite Crape Myrtle trees to your landscape and garden.

 

While you can find many varieties of crape myrtles, the Dynamite Crape Myrtle tree is prized for its bright, deep red flowers. It is a real standout in the landscape!

 

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Dynamite Crape is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

 

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

 

Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.

 

Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

 

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

 

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

 

Fertilizing: Your Dynamite Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
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It looks like a beautiful blooming tree.
Cindy C on Oct 8, 2018
I am always looking for ways to add more color to my landscaping and I require trees that will tolerate the summer heat. This Crape Myrtle seems to fit my wants and needs.
Rebecca C on Sep 27, 2018
It looks like a beautiful blooming tree.
Cindy C on Oct 8, 2018
This tree looks spectacular with its bright red blooms!
Gretchen G on Oct 2, 2018
I am always looking for ways to add more color to my landscaping and I require trees that will tolerate the summer heat. This Crape Myrtle seems to fit my wants and needs.
Rebecca C on Sep 27, 2018
The red caught my attention immediately. We have a pink crepe myrtle planted in the backyard. It blooms beautifully year after year. I expect this one to do the same.
Michelle F on Aug 23, 2018
Will give me satisfaction in the years to come
Ludivina R on Aug 12, 2018
love the color
Karen B on Aug 8, 2018
Color
Evelyn w on Aug 8, 2018
I picked this tree because of the tremendous Beauty in the color! I absolutely love the Red color.
I am so looking forward to planting it in my front yard! Can't wait!!!
Thank you!
Pamela B on Aug 6, 2018
Like it
Johannes B on Aug 5, 2018
Our neighbor lost a newborn grandson. The baby's mother is in ICU. When I asked my neighbor what I might get for the grieving mother she said a living plant...maybe with red flowers, because she likes red. The grandmother said she would plant it for her. I thought this would be a beautiful tree for her for many years to come. ❤️
cyndi l on Jul 31, 2018
Because it looks beautiful i hope to have it look just like that in my yard.
Rosie A on Jul 30, 2018
Love the color!
Evie R on Jul 29, 2018
I'm looking for a hearty plant that can tolerate all day sun here in Florida and love the color of this Crape Myrtle. Can't wait to get it planted and see what happens.
Kay T on Jul 17, 2018
I really like the color and it say the blooms will last for 120 days.
Fe D on Jul 15, 2018
For the color & it keeps it's leaves a long time
Karla K on Jul 14, 2018
Liked the tree, price and the how to plant!
Roger M on Jul 13, 2018
I love crepe myrtles, especially red, red, red!
Robyn B on Jul 10, 2018
Height, Color, and single trunk
Terry L H on Jul 6, 2018
Color and durability
Scott W on Jun 23, 2018
For the Dynamite Red Bloom ... I like dominating my neighbors with my landscaping ... Majority of my neighbors now have pink crape myrtles ... I want the WOW factor ... and Dynamite says it all.
Pamela K on Jun 22, 2018
beautiful color.
JOE F on Jun 20, 2018
I love crape myrtle
Marilou C on Jun 20, 2018
For it's beautiful color and long lasting summer blooms
Bruce H on Jun 18, 2018
Beautiful neighbors have these trees
Dalea p on Jun 15, 2018
Love the bright red colors to go with the white I already have planted.
STEVEN J on Jun 15, 2018
Color of the flowers
Bertha N on Jun 14, 2018
The Color
Shannon A on Jun 14, 2018
Eye catching and fast growing tree.
Rosemary R on Jun 13, 2018
wanted a colorful tree that would not grow too big
victor v on Jun 7, 2018
because of the color
Carol F on Jun 6, 2018
friend recommended
ioana A on Jun 3, 2018
Perfect tree for my planting site and conditions, plus it looks beautiful
Michael F on Jun 3, 2018
For the color
Marianna B on Jun 2, 2018
Because of its brilliant color I chose this one especially for our waterfall. I think it will truly be an exceptional inclusion to The site. It will be on top of Keeker Hill at our home, in Sequim ,Wa... where we, my wife and I dedicated our waterfall to our kitty cat that passed away after we moved here so we named it Keeker Hill in her honor. Her name was Kee kee.
Charles G on Jun 1, 2018
my daughter in law liked it
Maria C on May 29, 2018
border driveway to ranch house
glen b on May 29, 2018
Color and beauty
Billy Dwain G on May 29, 2018
Very pretty
kim m on May 28, 2018
Because of the red blooms for the butterflies and hummingbirds.
Renee F on May 16, 2018
Color. Healthy plant. Planting products.
Donna S on May 15, 2018
Simply because it comes with a protected root ball and it ships the next day.
Alford S on May 15, 2018
Have had good luck with them in the past.
Beverly J on May 13, 2018
To complement my other plants.
James O on May 12, 2018
I have the opportunity to purchase a well packed and root protected Crepe Myrtle Tree that has a true red colored flower. I like being able to choose the size of the tree that I want to purchase.
Frances T on May 12, 2018
For its beauty.
Laura C on May 11, 2018
The color.
Larry O on May 10, 2018
Nice color
Susan Morris M on May 9, 2018
Bright Color
Mark T on May 7, 2018
Because, I was just looking on the internet and came across your page
Peggy J on May 7, 2018
Looks nice
Rosalinda G on May 6, 2018
This tree looks spectacular with its bright red blooms!
Gretchen G on Oct 2, 2018
The red caught my attention immediately. We have a pink crepe myrtle planted in the backyard. It blooms beautifully year after year. I expect this one to do the same.
Michelle F on Aug 23, 2018
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
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: I'm in zone nine and yes it does lose its leaves late fall or "early southern winter" until our spring.
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
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!
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.
Is this a slow growing tree?
Voboril L on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 3ft per year.
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 are the down sides of growing crepe myrtles? Pruning? Disease? Messy? Shallow roots? Etc?
S. S on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am 73 and I grew up with Crepe Myrtle Trees all around my grandparents' corner property. I always thought they were beautiful and said when I bought myself a house I would plant Crepe Myrtle Trees. I planted 8 of the Dynamite Crepe Myrtle trees around the street side and front of my corner property. I pruned the older 26 year old tree from the bottom up to keep it in good shape and I spray all my trees once a year when I see yellow leaves starting to appear. This occurs on all Crepe Myrtle Trees so if you see yellow leaves and they are starting to fall don't worry, just go to your feed store or Home Dept store to get a good fungus spray and spray the trees then after a day or so put fertilizer around your tree(s) to get them in good shape again. They are deciduous trees (meaning all the leaves will fall off during the Winter dormant time). They will come back and bloom again starting around March or April each year (I live in Louisiana...New Orleans metrpolitan area). You will love and admire these beautiful trees. By the way, the flowers will fall after they are spent but just blow them into your grass and mow them when you or your lawnman does your lawn cutting.
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
How fast do crate myrtles grow? How many feet a year?
Michelle S on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I had purchased the smallest crepe myrtles, and they were small and spindly, although healthy. We'd planted them in early fall of 2016 and then had a very cold winter for us. They survived fine, and started putting on growth the following spring. HOWEVER, we did not have automatic water to them at that point and with our forgetful watering schedule (or lack thereof) and and EXTREMELY long, HOT summer in 2017, their growth was very slow. Basically, they were just happy to survive our neglect! However, I did put watering to them in early fall of 2017, and since then they've been thriving. In winter the water is off, but once the weather started warming up, I put it back on for 15 minutes a day, and that's on a drip line with just small little sprinkler heads that you push into the drip line tubing. They were naturally dormant in winter, but once spring came this year they started growing and are now each about 4' tall and blooming like crazy, and we've had another really HOT summer out here in the Sierra foothills in Northern CA! They're GORGEOUS and I can't wait until they get tree size!! (I'm pruning them to keep them a single trunk trees, so have cut off a lot of extra branching they've done.)
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!
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.
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.
Looking for a deer resistant tree in zone 6 can you recommend?
Mike M on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
Is the root system a concern for irrigation pipes?
Heatseeker on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. Our crepe myrtles are not planted near any underground pipes.
How long can it withstand standing water?
Mark S on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mark,
I have bought three of these crepe myrtles and they are all doing fine. As far as standing water is concerned, I do get standing water in my yard when there is a prolonged period of heavy rain (several days), and the trees have not suffered. I understand however that swampy ground is not ideal for them.
I hope that this helps.
Alex
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.
do these have to be cut back every year ?
Barbara A on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: we've always cut ours back and they regrow on new wood every spring and flower all summer. but there are 2 schools of thought here some never cut them back and they grow very tall and still continue to flower so I suspect it just depends on how tall you want your tree.
I live in Tn. when do I trim them?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My father, an arborist, used to tell people the best time to trim trees/bushes was when the saw was sharp. On a more serious note, I trim flowering trees/bushes after they bloom and the blossoms have fallen off. Mike E. VA
If I am in zone 6 would I be able to have a double crape myrtle tree?
Jules on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for the Dynamite Crape Myrtle and Growing Zones 7 to 9 and they are cold hardy down to 10 degrees F.
I would like to plant this tree in a raised lawn with a retaining wall 4 feet away. When full grown, would the roots push the retaining wall?
Javier J on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Dynamite Crape Myrtle does not have an invasive root system and can be planted near a foundation.
Will this bush grow in Indiana?
Janice C on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for the Dynamite Crape Myrtles are growing Zones 7 to 9 and they are cold hardy to 10 degrees F. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Does the dynamite crape grow goid in coos bay, oregon?
Rhonda H on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm in groth zone 6 and crape's are best in zones 7 or greater. Looks like you are in zone 8 so you should be good. Here in zone 6 we had a frak cold spell were it got down to zero degrees for a week this winter and no snow for insulation and mt Dynamite crape died above ground but several sucker came up from the root ball that was still alive under ground. So now it's more of a pretty bush lookin tree. I live in southern indiana in southern most tip on the ohio river.
Can you keep a Crape Myrtle in a pot to plant the following year?
William on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes
CAN I PLANT ONE DURING THE MONTH OF JULY IN CHESAPEAKE VIRGINIA,OR IS IT TOO HOT THEN ???????
KENNETH R on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.

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