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Red Rooster Crape Myrtle - 3 Gallon Pot
If you love the true-red flowers of the Dynamite Crape Myrtle, but don't have room for a larger tree, Red Rooster is a mid-size crape myrtle that produces an abundance of brilliant, true-red flower clusters that open from red buds that will have your grandkids rooster-crowing with delight. Deadheading spent flowers encourages rebloom into fall. Get all the details below!

Red Rooster Crape Myrtle - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $64.97
2+ $59.77

Red Rooster Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid  'PIILAG III' PP#23,178

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

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6b, 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

The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is yet another unique introduction by Dr. Michael A. Dirr that will be a stunning stand out in your landscape. The name alone is a conversation piece! But this selection is way more than just a name. If you love the true-red flowers of the Dynamite Crape Myrtle, but don't have room for a larger tree, Red Rooster is a mid-size crape myrtle that produces an abundance of brilliant, true-red flower clusters that open from red buds that will have your grandkids rooster-crowing with delight. Deadheading spent flowers encourages rebloom into fall. The deep green leaves are both leaf spot and powdery mildew resistant. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 10 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide, the Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is ideal for use as a large shrub or small tree in garden beds or containers. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings or as a natural, colorful hedge in sunny landscape borders. As this crape myrtle grows lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small tree for use as a specimen or in groupings in home foundation plantings and landscape borders. A fine addition to red theme gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  5 feet apart for solid hedge; 10 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow. It is not picky about soil type but prefers a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. 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 leaf spot and powdery mildew. Deadheading spent flowers encourages rebloom into fall. 




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: 6b-9b  Find Your Zone   
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  8-10'
Width at Maturity:  5-6'
Spacing:  5' for solid hedge; 10'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Upright
Flower Color:  True-Red
Flower Size:  Large clusters
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity, Mildew




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