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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle - 3 Gallon Pot
Adding up to 5 feet in height per year, Red Rocket is the fastest growing red Crape Myrtle we know of. Its large clusters of bright, ruby-red flowers nearly cover the tree for up to 110 days during summer! Get all the details below

Red Rocket Crape Myrtle - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $59.97
2+ $55.83

Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV' PP11342

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b Find Your Zone 

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Adding up to 5 feet in height per year, Red Rocket is the fastest growing red Crape Myrtle we know of. Its large clusters of bright, ruby-red flowers nearly cover the tree for up to 110 days during summer! The dark green leaves turn to vibrant orange and red in fall and contrast nicely with the light-brown bark. Red Rocket is a tall grower up to 30 feet in height so is best used as a tree in the landscape.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 20 o 30 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide, the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is ideal for use as a specimen tree, in groupings, or to line a driveway or property lines. It can be grown as a large shrub however we think it looks its best when lower branches are removed to form a very attractive and colorful tree. Excellent around patios, decks and other outdoor living areas where it will provide some shade. Whether planted as a specimen or in groupings, this is one plant that is sure to stand out in the landscape! A fine addition to red theme gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  10 to 15 feet apart for solid hedge; 22 feet or more apart for space between trees




Cultural Preferences

The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow and care for. It is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. A moist but well-drained soil of average fertility is preferred. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but flowering will be diminished in more shade. Has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Crape Myrtle trees.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b Find Your Zone 
Plant Type: Deciduous Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity: 20-30'
Width at Maturity: 15-20'
Spacing: 10-15' for solid hedge, 22'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Upright, Broad Canopy, Rounded Canopy
Growth Rate: Fast
Flower Color: Bright Ruby Red
Flowering Period: Summer - up to 110 days!
Flower Type: Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers: No
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Fall Foliage Color: Orange-Red
Fragrant Foliage: No
Bark Color: Light Brown 
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs: Average, low when established
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Soil pH: 5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat




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