Red Rocket Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’)

Red Rocket Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’)


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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’) is known for its profusion of large clusters of crinkly, brilliant cherry-red flowers at its branch tips. It blooms in mid to late summer, creating a brilliant display in the landscape. The foliage emerges crimson in spring, gradually matures to dark green, and turns orange and red shades in the fall before dropping, revealing its unique, smooth bark. Highly disease-resistant, this crape myrtle adds great ornamental value across the seasons. It grows up to 20-30 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide at maturity. If you’re looking for a fast-growing tree, this crape myrtle can grow up to 5 feet per year! It thrives in full sun and is easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Plus, it’s drought and heat tolerant. Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings, the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is a striking addition to any landscape.

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Tree Size

7 Gallon, 15 Gallon