"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
Mea Nursery

"Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon

Regular price $49.98 Sale price $59.95 Unit price per

Common Name: "Red Rocket" Patented Crape Myrtle

Flowering Ornamental Tree

 Botanical Name:  Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’
  • red bloom clusters
  • 3 gallon container
  • repeat blooming
  • Lacy, green foliage 
  • Best Zone:  5 to 9
ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This stunning shrub is renowned for its showy flowers, beautiful bark, fast growth, and tolerance of soil conditions. The petals are wrinkled like crepe paper, adding to its appeal. The red rocket crape myrtle also adds ornamental value to landscaping in all seasons, and it is considered one of the fastest growing crape myrtles — shooting up as much as 5' per year.
The crape myrtle is called the "lilac of the South," and the number of cultivars is enormous. Among these, the U.S. National Arboretum introductions are important for their disease resistance, good flowering, and ornamental bark. Thanks to his work with crape myrtle breeding for most of his professional life, Dr. Carl Witcomb -- researcher, author, and professor at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University for 20 years -- has created more cold-hardy crape myrtle cultivars and unique crape myrtles such as the Red Rocket.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCATION ON THE ZONE MAP. The zone determines where your shrub will best grow. 

  • Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Bees
  • Bloom Shape:  blooms formed into a cone shaped cluster of flowers
  • Bloom Time:  Spring - Summer
  • Fragrance:  No fragrance
  • Habit:  Rounded
  • Foliage Color: Grass Green leaves that turn a copper-brown color in the winter.
  • Sun Tolerance:  Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
  • Watering Requirements:  Water regularly until established, but be careful not to overwater. Increase the watering frequency in periods of heat.  
  • Spacing:  plant 5-6 feet apart
  • Mature Height:  20-30 feet
  • Mature Width:  12-15 feet
  • Other Characteristics:  Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers
  • Pruning:  Pruning should be done about two months after it flowers. Cut the season’s recent shoots back to within three buds from the base. These buds will then bear the coming season’s new shoots and flowers.
 
   

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