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Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite' /Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite'
Crape myrtle with bright red flowers
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Crape myrtle with bright red flowers

Close-up of a large floral panicle

Freshly open flowers

Crapes are red and fluffy

Several flower heads at peak of bloom

Flowers lose some of their brilliant red color as they age

Close view of flowers

Along the street at a subdivision endrance

Along a subdivision street

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Dynamite'
Common Name: Dynamite Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 20-30 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: Large plant with the hottest of the hot red flowers. The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.