Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 20-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'
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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.
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The Crape Myrtle arrive in excellent condition. I planted it and I swear it has doubled in size! Very pleased with purchased.
So far so good
I love the speedy checkout and delivery of the tree. The red rocket crepe myrtle I purchased was about 4 feet high and in dormant stage when I received it. I didn't think it would survive the winter (East Orlando) but it did and now striving beautifully. I gave a 4 stars now. It will be 5 stars when I see it blooms RED flowers. I hope I can update this review later when the flower blooms. I have taken some beautiful pictures of this tree and will be blogging about its life in my little garden on my blog soon.
The tree looks barren
I received the red rocket crape myrtle in November as a gift. It came in a box upside down. It was very dry with lots of the leaves falling off and many many leaves on the bottom of the box. Perhaps it's the time of year of where it was grown but I live in central Florida and though the growing season is slowing down most of the crape myrtles here still have their leaves. I planted it water it every day and had a few new leaves pop out but I won't really know how well the tree thrives until Spring where I will update my review..
Red rocket crepe myrtle
I received my tree quickly and in good health. Very smooth transaction. My concern is your website says this tree will survive in the zone I live in. Speaking with a certified arborist he insists that this tree can not survive a winter in Ohio.
Planted in April Tripled in size.
Excellent packing and quality of trees. I am very happy with my 2 trees and will purchase 2 more. This was my first time ordering online and I am impressed. I live in deep South Texas and my Red Rockets survived a brutal heat this summer. First blooms are red.
Planting & Care
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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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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