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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- 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
$4.95
-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
$6.95
-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- 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

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

Growth Rate:

Moderate

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.



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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
129 Reviews
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Awesome experience
The customer service is outstanding. Plants arrived well packaged, healthy. Great instructions on planting. I'm a customer for life.
December 3, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
Response from Fast-Growing-Trees.com
This is so great to hear! We are happy we were able to provide great customer service for you and please reach out anytime with questions or concerns!
December 4, 2018
Racheal S Staff
Can't wait til they bloom
I've liked the color since I saw it, a real explosion of RED. Trees arrived with in good condition but, I thought they would have selected two the same size. One was a foot taller than the other. I'll wait a couple of years before trying to correct the difference.
December 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
8
Happy with condition
I received the crape myrtles in the mail in wonderful condition. I planted them immediately and await spring to see how they held up during the cold winter. Excited!
November 4, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
So Happy With Our New Tree
We're so very happy with our new Dynamite Crape Myrtle and with the customer service we received! I've never ordered a tree online before and was a little reticent, but it was exactly as described and well-packaged. I was blown away by thoroughness of the customer service. They sent detailed planting instructions before the tree arrived, so we were ready when it got here. Looking forward to the bright red blooms!
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October 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
I love the dynamite trees. Color is beautiful. The root rocket is awesome. They're growing like weeds
August 23, 2018
Purchased
4 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
4 months ago
Planted them in July, they took right off. Excellent product."....."".................. ........

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August 12, 2018
Purchased
5 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
6 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
Purchased
7 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.

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