Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket' Whit IV

Red Rocket sports cherry red flowers on huge panicles up to 20 inches long. New leaves are crimson, maturing to dark green. New shoots are crimson, too, contrasting with darker leaves. Upright. Fast growing. Mildew tolerant.

Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. ***Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.

* Deer Resistant *

Photo courtesy of Our Growing Friends at Casey Nursery in Goldsboro, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' +
Spread 8' +
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Orange
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Red
Pollinator Friendly 
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Ensure Planting Area Provides Adequate Drainage. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 7