Dynamite Crapemyrtle

Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Average shipping height: 8" - 10"
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  • Potted - 4 inch container
    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $24.99
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The crapemyrtle is often referred to as the "lilac of the South." But with new cold-hardy cultivars, more areas of the country can now enjoy their brilliant color and year-round beauty. This stunning tree is renowned for its showy red flowers, beautiful bark, fast growth, and tolerance of soil conditions. The petals are wrinkled like crepe paper, adding to the appeal of this popular tree.

  • Displays cherry red flowers mid-summer to early fall
  • Tolerates heat and drought and is deer-resistant
  • Will be delivered at a height of 8"–10"
You will receive two 2 1/4" pot.
The Dynamite Crapemyrtle Grows in zones 6 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit II' pp# 10296

Mature Height

10' - 15'

Mature Spread

12' - 20'

Shipping Height

8" - 10"

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Drought, Moist, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

This shrub attracts bees and provides bird habitat.


Thanks to his work with crapemyrtle breeding for most of his professional life, Dr. Carl Witcomb -- researcher, author, and professor at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University for 20 years -- has patented cultivars that are hardy in Zone 6. The dynamite crapemyrtle is one example.

Planting Instructions

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