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Dynamite Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit II’)


Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit II’

  • Blooms showy ruffled red flowers
  • The flowers are followed in the fall by orange-red foliage
  • Smooth, exfoliating bark
  • Mass planting can create an explosion of color
  • The signature plant for hot regions!
  • Pet friendly

We can create an explosion of vibrant color mass planting Dynamite Crape Myrtle! Their botanical name is Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit II,’ a variety prized for their bloom of showy ruffled red flowers! Vibrant orange-red foliage follows the explosion of flowers in fall. When not much else is blooming in the summer, we can count on Dynamite Crape Myrtle to come to the rescue with plenty of color! This is a small deciduous tree that reveals a smooth, peeling bark, too! This Crape Myrtle is an excellent choice for adding year-round interest to any landscape.

Dynamite Crape Myrtle is native to China. We like to plant them to create a privacy screen or let them shine in a yard as a colorful specimen. Plant them in a spot that gets plenty of full sun exposure and they will thrive. Once established, they have little to moderate watering needs and are drought tolerant. They are easy to maintain. We can prune them in late winter and feed them with fertilizer in spring.

If you are looking for a showy tree with a long blooming season, the Dynamite Crape Myrtle is it! They can fit in well with all kinds of garden styles – from Cottage to Mediterranean and Rustic! They make the perfect companion to plants such as Agapanthus, Indian Hawthorn, Liriope and many more plants! With our free professional landscape design consultation, it is easy to create the perfect landscape with the best trees and plants on earth! Ask us how!

Visit your nearest nursery location and select the perfect Dynamite Crape Myrtle. We take pride in growing vibrant Crape Myrtles that thrive in our local climate.


Large clusters of red blooms

Full sun