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Red Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia Dynamite Red
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Red Crape Myrtles are beautiful summer plants with notably vibrant red flowers. They are native to warmer climates, and although can grow in cooler climates, they do not have as strong a color in these conditions. The more sunlight it gets, the better the color. Red Crape Myrtles grow poorly in wet soils. The moist and well-drained soil is recommended for this plant. These beautiful trees do great in climate zones six through nine and are also known as Lagerstroemia Dynamite Red. They look amazing as they are in bloom during the summer and displays a brightly color of red for everyone to see. The flowers show on the ends of the long branches in large and small clusters. They make a beautiful ornamental tree use as bordering and are amazing when they all bloom at the same time. They can grow to become four to twelve feet tall when fully grown. They also attract bees, butterflies and also hummingbirds to the gorgeous blooms they produce. These trees are also great as they may prefer the moist soils they can also withstand drought conditions very well. They are very easy to grow and maintain when they are fully grown. They can also be trimmed to be kept to the desired height for a homeowner. They produce gorgeous color all through spring and summer, and they lose their leaves during the fall months. The trunks of these trees appear as if they are peeling and they display a beautiful smooth trunk once the bark finished peeling off.