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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 6-9


Growing Zones 6-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The Fastest Growing Crape Myrtle

- Long lasting red blooms
- Highly drought tolerant
- Resistant to mildew

Just like its name suggests, the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle™ shoots up like a rocket, and gives you beautiful red flowers from early July to September. 100 days of blooms!

Red Rocket Crape Myrtles can grow up to 5 feet or more a year, and give you abundant blooms. Reaches a mature height of 20-30 feet. Spreads out 15-20 feet wide. Plant 10 feet apart for a beautiful flowering privacy screen.

Imagine lining your property with these gorgeous red flowering trees! One of the truest red blooms you can find on a crape myrtle. Its dark green foliage compliments these bright flowers. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle blooms start light red the first year and then get deeper each year.

This extraordinary crape myrtle is extremely cold hardy, thriving in Growing Zones 6-9.

Red Rocket trees are easy to grow. They are highly drought resistant and require only average amounts of water once established.

Your new tree has a well developed root structure that will support rapid growth. Our Red Rocket Crape Myrtle trees have been pruned before spring to strengthen the root system so they will adapt quickly and easily to your region. This also gives you a fuller tree, faster growth and thicker blooms during the summer months.





Customer Reviews

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I received the red rocket crepe myrtle in late June 2014. It arrived in excellent condition and was very healthy. I planted it immediately and within 3 weeks it was blooming. I live in Rochester, N.Y. in an area that is allocated as Zone 6. I plan on mulching it heavily this fall and will give it winter protection. I am hoping that it will survive our winter here since it is suppose to be able to live in Zone 6. I will write another review in the Spring of 2015 letting anyone who is interested know if it survived the winter and in what condition it is in.
Kevin
September 23, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
4
I got one of these back in the spring and kept it watered this summer. It had a lot of blooms on it for its first summer.The only thing I noticed was that they are more pink than red. Does anyone if it gets more red the older it gets or did they send me the wrong Crape?
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Our 3 trees arrived in excellent condition and were planted approximately 2 months ago. They have survived a drought and are thriving! I did not expect blooms the first year, but one tree is in full bloom already, and the other two are almost there. I couldn't be happier with these trees thus far. The blooms are more pink than red, but I'm not disappointed
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
After two full years, these trees are still quite small and I have no flowers. I bought them for their flowering property so I hope as they get bigger, they will bloom
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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Tender
 
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First purchase
My Red Rocket crape myrtle arrrived in excellent shape by Fed Ex. This was my first online shrub purchase and I'm very pleased.
October 21, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Beautiful blooms!
This is a great flowering crape myrtle and the blooms last a really long time once they start coming. Because I live in the Northeast, my plants were slow to green up and I thought they had died. We had a wickedly cold winter. One of them did die so I ordered two more. I put them in pots and plan to bring them inside during the cold and ice of the winter here. I may plant them outside in the spring if they survive the move indoors this winter. I love them and will keep trying to find ways to keep them living.
September 16, 2014
Peekskill, NY
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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love this tree
it actually started blooming before I got it in the ground.I love it
October 18, 2014
houston, TX
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
Beautiful, but not as hardy as represented
This one will NOT survive in a Zone 6! I am on a border Zone 6-7, and my hardy varieties both died this winter.
September 5, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
I bought 5 of these and only one survived. When they arrived they were sticks but i have to say the one that survived is now beautiful. We live in CT and i am happy with the tree but it did take 3 years to grow to bush size. Slow growth but i hope someday it grows into a nice big tree.
December 31, 2012
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disappointed!
I both Red Rocket 2 month ago .I planted tree soon as its arrive! And its not growing! All leaves turn red ,get dark spots and falling ! I dont know what to do? Pay so much and i think its going to die !
June 4, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle


Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions Plant your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Crape Myrtles can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun. Make sure that your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle doesn't sit in a low area that collects standing water. Plant your Red Rocket Crape Myrtles at least five feet apart for a hedge or privacy screen.

Red Rocket Crape Myrtles will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Let your soil dry to the touch down about two inches in between waterings. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant and will only need extra water during absence of rainfall.

Fertilize your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle early every Spring with a fertilizer that's high in nitrogen and prepare for the show. Red flowers start blooming every summer and last into the Fall when the green leaves turn a bronze red. The blooms start off light and get darker as the season progresses.


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I thought I would try this tree as we live in Florida and trees take a beating in this climate.
Becki R on Jul 8, 2016
This is a good focal point at the back yard, and once again the color pops once they start blooming and I am adding some smaller plants around to compliment it.
Irene K on Jun 20, 2016
Tall and fast grow, care free and colorful. That's I am looking for and got with this.
jim w on Jun 23, 2016
I wanted a tree that blooms most of the summer! I have seen the crape myrtle trees before and fell in love with them! Red is my favorite color, so thats why I choose the Red Rocket! They arrived last week and they were more beautiful then I could have hope for! Your plants looked like plants and not like a stick that you get from other places!
Dee A on Jun 15, 2016
What is the root system like? How deep and/or far out do the roots spread? We have underground utilities and drainage pipes that I'm concerned about in the area I'd like to plant these.
Val D on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: Crepe Myrtles are small trees, and their root systems are correspondingly small. If you keep your Crepe Myrtle at least 10 feet from your underground lines, you should be fine.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
Can these be planted close to the house?
Nancy C on Apr 23, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, with the canopy I would plant it about 8 ft from the house.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 8, 2015
Can you plant in Orlando in the summer?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: If the temperatures aren't scorching hot you can go ahead and plant these. If temperatures are consistently in the 90's I would advise waiting until the early fall to plant your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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Is the picture of 1 tree? It looks like there are about 4 trunks?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: A common characteristic of Crape Myrtle Trees is for them to have multiple trunks.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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How long will it take to bloom, if planted within 1 month from now?
(unknown) ( on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: It should bloom a little bit. You will get a lot more blooms the following year because it will be more established. The Red Rocket blooms from July-September.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 16, 2014
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If this tree is a Christmas present, will the root ball stay healthy enough to be planted in early spring (in zone 6)? or should I wait to purchase?
Alicia K on Nov 20, 2014
Best Answer: I would wait until spring. They are not shipped with a root ball and need to be planted within 24 hours of receiving it. They come with the roots exposed and packed in a cool gel that keeps the roots moist until you get it in the ground. Hope that helps.
Reply · Report · Jim D on Jul 26, 2015
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Do you have to worry about deer messing with this type of tree?
Fay M on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: This is true, at least in Southern NJ at our farm. We have a 6' myrtle, MANY deer, LOTS of green pasture, and deer are NO problem for the crape myrtle!!
Reply · Report · Marianne W on Aug 7, 2014
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How deep and how wide is the root ball so I can dig the hole in advance?
Jean S on May 15, 2015
Best Answer: A 2' x 2' hole would be sufficient.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 8, 2016
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I planted this tree about 6 months ago (Sept.) and am wondering if there is any fertilizer I should apply at this time (early March)? I live in central Virginia (zone 7).
Jeff L on Feb 26, 2015
Best Answer: Crepe Myrtle are fertilized with high nitrogen fertilizers.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 17, 2016
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I ordered the planting mix and the planting kit for my crape myrtle tree. Should I used both the mix and the kit for planting my tree?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Yes ! use both the kit comes with an item that will hold moisture ! They sort of look like tiny clear jelly beans.
That will help alot at first especially if you have some dry weather.
Reply · Report · Jim B on Sep 8, 2014
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What is your warranty policy?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: If a problem is reported within the First 5 days the plant will be replaced.

If a problem is reported within the first 45 days a 50% store credit based off of the original price of the plant towards its replacement of the plant will be offered.

The Optional One Year Warranty protects your plants for an entire year.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/TermsOfService.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Should I plant this tree in the spring if I am in NE PA? Will a full Spring and Summer make it stronger for the winter? Or should I plant it in the fall?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: I am no expert....just another customer. As I recall, I planted mine in central Ohio, late summer of 2012. It settled in and grew well through the fall. Came back nicely in the spring. Then came last winter. I was sure I had lost both my crepe myrtles. The white one came out in mid-may or so. This one did not show any sign of life until mid-June. I had started to dig it out sooo many times. It has not fully recovered, but is fully and beautiful, though very short.
Conclusion, August planting worked well for a normal winter. Not sure if that gives you what you need to make a decision. Bottom line, these are hardy plants. Ive learned not to give up on them too soon.
Reply (1) · Report · CAROLYN L on Aug 16, 2014
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Is the root system on the crepe myrtle invasive?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Not that I know of. Crepe Myrtles are everywhere in Texas, and I've never heard of them being invasive,
Reply · Report · Jane R on Aug 9, 2014
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I want it to look like the flowers are always as red as you show them on the left of your home page we bought a little tree, and I could have sworn it was the same name. I thought it was red till we were gong down the street, and it then looked like a deep red pink. I want to know it is really a fire looking blossom. Also I need to know if it will have more than one trunk? Is that why it looks so full?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: It will have more than one trunk if you prune it that way. I think the color will deepen as the tree ages.
Reply · Report · ken m on Jul 25, 2014
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Are these trees prone to mildew? This is an ongoing problem with dogwoods and nine barks in our yard even though we spray to prevent it.
Susie H on May 30, 2016
Best Answer: We haven't had any problems with mildew thus far and we are in zone 6.
Reply · Report · Rachel B on Jun 18, 2016
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I bought this last year and it appears it might be dead. I'm in zone 6, I mulched it during the winter, also wrapped it in burlap - kept the burlap off of the plant - and there is no new growth at all now near the end of April. Daffodils and tulips have already started dying back and pecan trees (late bloomers) finally have their leaves. Does this plant take longer to show new growth than any other plant or is it dead?
A C on Apr 20, 2016
Best Answer: I lost one of these trees a couple of years ago but I don't think this was a severe winter in the northeast, your crape myrtle should survive. I still have three and they haven't shown any signs of growth as yet and it's late April. They love heat, give it more time, mine have always been late starters.
Reply · Report · Thomas C on Apr 20, 2016
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I live in Zone 6. Can I plant now or in fall or should I wait until Spring?
Lesa S on Jul 25, 2015
Best Answer: I too live in a zone 6 climate and I planted mine in spring (March to be exact) and it was growing and flowering like crazy by early June. I think spring is better because it gives the roots a chance to grow all through the summer in preparation for the colder months, just my opinion though.
Reply · Report · Jim D on Jul 26, 2015
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Is the Red Rocket crape myrtle susceptible to any diseases? Please detail -- thanks!!!+
David C on Jul 10, 2015
Best Answer: I am growing mine in central ohio. I have had no issues with disease, but the past 2 very hard winters have been tough for this plant. I planted it in late summer 13 and Spring of 14 thot it was a goner. Mid June it leafed out and did well. This Spring it was not so slow to leaf out, but as I said, 2 hard winters. If diseases were likely it should have been vulnerable. It is beautiful and I am hopeful that it continues its rugged tenacity. Poor answer, but all I can share....
Reply · Report · CAROLYN L on Jul 10, 2015
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Can I plant this tree in late autumn in Austin, Texas? Or wait until spring?
Jesse R on Oct 26, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Copperas Cove/Ft. Hood area and bought 6 Crepe Myrtles....4 Red Rocket, 1 Twilight and 1 Pink Velour and just planted mine in the last 2 weeks. They are doing AWESOME! The Twilight has grown 6 inches, the Red Rockets have grown between 2-4 inches and the Pink Velour...about 3 inches growth. If you plant now just be sure to put some mulch around them. Hope this helps!!
Reply · Report · Cathie B. on Nov 11, 2014
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Will this crepe myrtle tree do well planted in a lawn in 94087 zip zone?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2014
Best Answer: It should be good as is in the right area, so should do well. I live in NC Arkansas and grow very well hear and your weather is better than ours
Reply · Report · Frank F on Sep 26, 2014
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Do the trees, crape myrtle, attract bees?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: When they bloom, they will attract some bees in the late spring/early summer. My Red Rocket C-Ms don't seem to attract as many as they white C-Ms, but I'll take whatever bees I can get as my trees are near my garden and need the pollination.
Reply · Report · M D on Aug 8, 2014
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Can this tree be pruned to keep it smaller and will it still bloom if pruned?
Jim S on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: Wish I could be of help but we lost both trees due to the horrible winter we had up here in Michigan. Fast-Growing were wonderful in replacing both our trees. One is blooming now just waiting for the other.
Reply · Report · Elizabeth T on Jul 21, 2014
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What zone is NY state in?
Maureen H on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: New York falls in zones 3 - 6. Refer to the zone map below to see what zone you're in based on your town.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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I bought and planted my red rocket 2 years ago. its barely growing and not flowers yet?? I live in zone 9 .HELP!!!!! it gets full sun!
Louis P on May 3, 2016
Best Answer: There could be a number of reason.
Lack of sun. They need 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sunshine each day.
Drought. If it has been extremely dry Crape myrtles may have gone dormant. With irrigation, or rainfall, they may bloom a little later in the season than usual.
Nitrogen fertilizer can cause crape myrtles to produce lots of leaves, but not many blooms. This can lawn gets frequent feedings. Reduce the amount of nitrogen during the growing season, and feed your crape myrtles in spring with a balanced, slow-release organic fertilizer.
Late Pruning. W hen pruning your Crepe Myrtle you should be careful not to heavily prune the tree. Thin out young trees to 3-4 main branches. After blooming in spring, clip the tips of the branches. Make the cut just above the point where a pair of leaves attaches to the stem.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on May 3, 2016
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I'd like some ORANGE crepe myrtles. If there is not an orange variety, which one is closet to orange?
Leanne R on Apr 23, 2016
Best Answer: If you find one, let me know! I purchased red rocket and I love the color!
Reply · Report · Merrie R on Apr 28, 2016
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Growth Rate in Temecula California?
steve on Dec 9, 2015
Best Answer: It can grow 5+ feet a year.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 10, 2015
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How well would these grow in damp winter conditions in the Pacific northwest?
Steve T on Nov 23, 2015
Best Answer: The growing zones are 6-9. Click on the link to look up what growing zone your in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 24, 2015
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I live in southern Minnesota; is it possible to plant a Crape Myrtle outside in a protected area here?
Greta A on Nov 15, 2015
Best Answer: The growing zones are 6-9. Here is a link that you can look up what growing zone you in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply (1) · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 17, 2015
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Will this grow in Sunnyside, Utah? Altitude 7,500
Gladys M on Sep 24, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you are located in a zone 6 so it should thrive there.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 25, 2015
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how does it look in the winter in zone 6 ?
MARK H on Jul 21, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Mark
The Red Rocket crape myrtle along with all other varieties goes dormant in the winter. It will have total leaf drop and have seed pods where it bloomed.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 22, 2015
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