The dynamite crape myrtle is known for its cherry red blossoms, a “true” red some say. Developed by Dr. Carl Whitcomb in Stillwater, OK, this beautiful flower sports thick, green leaves that start out as crimson toned young foliage. in fall, they turn a vibrant orange red color. This strain will grow to be about 15 to 20 feet tall with a 10 to 15 foot wide canopy. Best to grow in full sun, they are extremely drought and heat resistant.