• 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.
Growing Zones: 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
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|It's Easy to Plant your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
Specific Directions for Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
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.
|Step 1 - Dig Your Hole
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle.
|Step 2 - Place Your Plant
Next, separate the roots of your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
|Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
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