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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'

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The Fastest-Growing Crape Myrtle + True Red Blooms

Why Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Trees?

Just like its name suggests, the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Tree shoots up like a rocket, growing up to 5 feet or more in only one year. Plus, it delivers bright red flowers from early July to September.

That’s 100 full days of color. And the color couldn’t be more effortless because the Red Rocket is also:

  • Highly drought tolerant, meaning it can thrive on rainfall alone.
  • Mildew resistant, standing up to disease like no other Crape can.
  • Cold hardy, handling frigid temperatures down to 0 degrees with ease.

You get all of this and one of the truest red blooms on the market. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle begins the season with a light red flower that ages to deep crimson red. And each year, it delivers a reliable, eye-catching color progression.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Your new tree arrives at your door with a well-developed root structure to support rapid growth. Each Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is planted, grown and monitored with care to strengthen its root system and fully develop its branching.

You won’t find Red Rockets this vibrant, large or healthy at your local garden center.

Your tree is prepared to adapt quickly and easily to your landscape. Our proven process also gives you a fuller tree, faster growth and thicker blooms during the summer months.

Don’t wait – a true red bloom that’s carefree and full is just a click away. Order your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Tree today!

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Product Details

Mature Height:20-30 ft.
Mature Width:15-20 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Fast
Botanical Name:Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'
Does Not Ship To:AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones:6-9 outdoors
grow zone map

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

Customer Reviews & Photos


Based on 94 reviews

Kelly L.

Nice trees, GREAT customer service.

While I haven't put my Red Rocket in the ground yet, I have to praise FTG for having excellent customer service! I mistakenly received a single-trunk RR instead of the multi-trunk I had ordered to match my other crapes, and the team was super-quick to replace my plant with the correct one - and let me keep the single-trunk as a gift! Both trees look to be in excellent shape, and I'm excited to see them grow (albeit in different locations, since I gifted the single-trunk to a neighbor).

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Paula B.
Verified Buyer

Love our Red Rocket Crape MYRTLE

I purchased this tree last March 2023 and had never purchased on-line plants before. The tree came well packaged and healthy. It was almost two weeks before we got it planted, but we kept it watered and protected on our front porch. I couldn’t help but wonder how fast it would grow and wasn’t expecting flowers the first year. What a surprise on both counts! It tripled in size and had a beautiful display of flowers. I purchased other plants and bushes as well and they all are thriving, growing and had blooms as well. I definitely will be back to purchase more this year. Wish you had our Crape Myrtle in stock as I would have purchased another one today. Guess I will look at your peach trees instead. Love your company 👍

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Not satisfied

Plant received in bad shape and after planting lost all leaves not sure if will grow again ?!

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Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertIt looks like your tree has dropped its leaves as it prepares for dormancy. This is completely normal this time of year and it will push out new growth in Spring. Let us know by the end of May if you have any questions or concerns with it leafing back out and we'll be glad to help!
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Dennis T.
Verified Buyer

Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle

Excellent service, tree arrived in great condition about a month ago. I planted it the day it arrived. It has grown 4 inches already. I am not expecting any blossoms, since I planted it now, so it will grow a good root system during the winter. I am extremely pleased.

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Susan W.
Verified Buyer

Great So Far

I'm loving my tree. Even though a number of branches were broken off during shipping, it's recovered nicely and has buds. Keep up the good work, FGT. Your site and products are awesome.

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