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

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