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Crapemyrtle, Red Rocket Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV' pp#11342

Red Rocket Crapemyrtle—Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV' pp#11342

Red Rocket produces huge clusters of cherry red flowers throughout hot sunny summer conditions, blooming from July to September. Red Rocket is considered one of the fastest growing crape myrtles up to 5 feet per year. This all-season tree adds ornamental value to your landscaping year round with attractive crimson red new growth, unique bark, showy flowers, and fall color. It is deer resistant and makes a good stand alone plant or as part of a mixed border. Does best in moist or well drained soils. Once established is drought tolerant requiring little watering making it a good water-wise choice. Height 10' to 15', Spread 12' to 15' (zones 7 to 9)

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Zones 7 - 9
Zones 7 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 7 - 9
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs

10' - 15' High
10' - 15' High

Mature Height:
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.

12' - 15' Spread
12' - 15' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle has a spread of about 12' - 15' at full maturity.

Fast Growth
Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This crapemyrtle does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle grows in moist, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This crapemyrtle has rounded shape.

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Description:
Red Rocket produces huge clusters of cherry red flowers throughout hot sunny summer conditions, blooming from July to September. Red Rocket is considered one of the fastest growing crape myrtles up to 5 feet per year. This all-season tree adds ornamental value to your landscaping year round with attractive crimson red new growth, unique bark, showy flowers, and fall color. It is deer resistant and makes a good stand alone plant or as part of a mixed border. Does best in moist or well drained soils. Once established is drought tolerant requiring little watering making it a good water-wise choice. Height 10' to 15', Spread 12' to 15' (zones 7 to 9)

Leaves:
Red flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Heat and drought tolerant; mildew resistant. New growth is crimson; fall foliage is orange to red. A good specimen or part of the mixed border. Deer resistant.

Bloom Time:
April-May.