Close up of pink Double Dynamite Lagerstroemia bloom Double Dynamite Lagerstroemia pink blooms
photo of Dr. Carl Whitcomb

Meet the Breeder

Dr. Carl Whitcomb
Stillwater, OK

Double DYNAMITE®

Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

'WHIT X'

USPP 27,085

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Close up of pink Double Dynamite Lagerstroemia bloom Double Dynamite Lagerstroemia pink blooms
  • Vibrant color
  • Disease resistant
  • Heat tolerant
Description

Double Dynamite® crapemyrtle is a new variety from Dr. Carl Whitcomb. It would be notable simply for its vivid cherry-red flowers and deep purple foliage, but its ability to bloom continuously on the same panicle make it positively extraordinary. Enjoy over 100 days of bloom on a handsome, disease resistant plant.

USDA Zone 7 - 10 (0°F/-17°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 8 - 10'

Width 8 - 12'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Purple

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moist, well drained soils are best, but crapemyrtle is widely adaptable, including to compacted urban soils.

Pruning Blooms on new wood. Pruning depends on the plant's role in the landscape, however, these large, tree-like crapemyrtles are best pruned only to develop an appealing form. Regular pruning or cutting back should generally be avoided.

Uses Specimen plant; hedging; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Boasts handsome bark and excellent fall color in addition to flowers. Can be grown multi- or single stemmed.