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  • Dynamite Crape Myrtle for Sale

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Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

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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

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II'

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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 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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 4 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013

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!

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
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This tree arrived late summer to my area...zone 7...I was shocked when it rooted quickly and bloomed with beautiful bright red flowers in September....can't wait to see it this summer in bloom.
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
its unusual color
Ronald L on Apr 16, 2017
This tree arrived late summer to my area...zone 7...I was shocked when it rooted quickly and bloomed with beautiful bright red flowers in September....can't wait to see it this summer in bloom.
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
pretty and full sun
lana g on Apr 19, 2017
its unusual color
Ronald L on Apr 16, 2017
Color
Elizabeth A on Apr 16, 2017
Beauty
James B on Apr 15, 2017
Love the color
Catholine S on Apr 14, 2017
Type tree, and COLOR!
Connie F on Apr 12, 2017
suites to my white brick....
padmavathi m on Apr 12, 2017
Love the color. It's absolutely beautiful. Hope mine will grow to be like this one. Thanks
Sheila B on Apr 11, 2017
Because of the red color
Dana C on Apr 10, 2017
I love the color
Amy P on Apr 10, 2017
I absolutely love the beautiful bright red color of the tree.
Jonathan J on Apr 8, 2017
The description and picture of this crape myrtle was exactly what I hope to receive. Hopefully, as it matures, it will look exactly like the picture that drew me to it. It is important to have one with a vibrant red color. This crape myrtle will bring beauty to our neighborhood. It is helpful, too, to have the tree kits and proper food mix to help it get a good start.
Sandra M on Apr 8, 2017
Beautiful red blooms will complement the dogwood we already have established in our front yard
Amanda H on Apr 8, 2017
I think it will make my yard look better, we have them at work and I think there a lovely tree
william r on Apr 6, 2017
Striking
Stephanie O on Apr 4, 2017
I wanted some beautiful color to plant along our driveway and am hoping these end up as bright red as they appear in the picutres. A line of them should be gorgeous!
Lorna H on Apr 4, 2017
We wanted a red tree for the front yard
Chris H on Apr 2, 2017
Anything which is free always has a catch 22. I am not interested in your survey. I am only interested about your merchandise.
If it's good quality I will be ordering more from your Co..
Gabriel F on Apr 1, 2017
I notices these trees here because it was October and they were in bloom which is very unusual for this region. I've seen them frequently in the South as well and they are so pretty. I have a spot in a parking strip where I think they'll do well.
Kathie L on Apr 1, 2017
Replacing landscape after Hurricane Matthew
Mary R on Apr 1, 2017
It looks like the red flower tree will enlighten my morning everyday and will blend on my blue colored house... i'll plant it in the front yard...:)
marita b on Oct 23, 2016
Color
Catherine R on Oct 22, 2016
Color matches my color scheme, also grows where I live and grows fast.
Karen K on Oct 19, 2016
Because of the root system goes straight down.
Norman V on Oct 15, 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
pretty and full sun
lana g on Apr 19, 2017
Color
Elizabeth A on Apr 16, 2017
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: No it does not loose anything down here in Florida. It is growing very fast. It will be beautiful when it is full grown.
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.
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
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!
Is this a slow growing tree?
Voboril L on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 3ft per year.
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
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.
I am in Zone 7. Can you plant this tree now or would it be best in the fall?
Lee H on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted my crepe myrtle in September and it grew just fine. I actually bought a second crepe myrtle that was much larger than the first but they don't ship that size with FedEx anymore. Both trees are now in full bloom and are beautiful! One is now about 5 feet high and the other is about 10 feet high. They really are fast growing the second year. I really don't think it makes a whole lot of difference if you plant now or in the fall. It takes about the second year to start really blooming.
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
When should we plant a dynamite myrtle ?
Joan B on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: So it can block the view of your neighbors house
Does the root system Branch out? Is the roots go deep or shallow?
Grumpy on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They have tap roots so they will grow down then out.
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: I would not recommend it for a zone 6, for it gets too cold.
What is best time of year for transplanting these trees? Zip code 93505
Bruce M on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant at anytime. The key thing is making sure it gets enough water
do they go dormeant ?
karen f on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes crape myrtles will go dormant in the winter.
I live in inland San Diego county (91941). Will this tree work in my area? How wide do the roots spread? Thank you.
Leslie G on Jun 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the growing zones are 7-9. Unfortualey you are in a zone 10, so I would not recommend it for your area. The roots will grow as far as the width of the tree. This tree gets 10-20 foot wide.
I live in connecticut. will this Dynamite Crape Myrtle tree be hardy enough for CT winter. technically I am zone 7, but your range chart shows CT as out of zone for this tree?
Timothy Carey on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you are a zone 7 then it would work well for your area.

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