Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
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
|Primary Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Orange|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun|
|Water Preferences||Average: Ensure Planting Area Provides Adequate Drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||7|