An attractive ornamental shrub or small tree with smooth, peeling bark. Showy, ruffled, fiery red summer flowers are followed by vibrant orange-red fall foliage. Excellent choice as a specimen plant or mass in groupings for an explosion of color in the landscape and year-round interest. Deciduous.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Crape myrtle Dynamite provides abundant summer color with a minimum of maintenance. Because of these features, crape myrtle should be used more often in the home landscape and as street trees in community developments. Crape myrtle Dynamite is ideally suited for community plantings since it is long-lived, withstands droughts after becoming established, and is relatively free of disease and insect difficulties. Colors range from red and pink to lavender and white.