Lagerstroemia indica "Whit IV’ RED ROCKET

('Red Rocket' Crape Myrtle)


$149.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Red Rocket? is a delightful small tree for every season, with new red foliage for spring, huge clusters of cherry-red blossoms for summer, and more blooms plus bright orange foliage for fall! When this tree leafs out in spring, the new leaves are an eye-catching crimson before turning green for summer. The blooms arise in early summer, erupting from fat round buds into giant 8-inch clusters crammed with attention-getting red color.

Description

It has an elegant multistemmed vase shape, or may be trained to one trunk. Thriving in any well-drained soil — even the poor ones of urban areas — it asks only for adequate drainage and frequent watering during dry periods. Drought won’t kill this tree, but it does reduce flowering for the season. It blooms on new wood, but you needn’t prune it back unless it becomes too large for your garden. Easy and very low maintenance!

Additional information

Common Name

'Red Rocket' Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia indica "Whit IV' RED ROCKET

Container/Amount

10 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

20 to 30'

Width

10 to 15'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer/early fall

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange

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