Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 20-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'
- Does Not Ship To:
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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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
So far so good.. we shall see over time
Crape Myrtle was well packaged, received in perfect condition.
Trees in great shape. Nice customer service
Worried I planted too early
I planted a month ago and have fertilized with bloom buster last week by Miracle Grow. I have other fertilizers and a sack of phosphorous as well. The leaves have fallen off the top and the bottom has leaves turning yellow and withering. But the middle is healthy and leaves look good. So we shall see. It's late May in Ohio and it's been unseasonably cool and wet. Unfortunately that means aphids. That my Knock Out Rose Tree I also purchased was decimated before I could act. I fear it died cause it sure looks dead, but roses are resilient so we shall see? Not mad at all, they were shipped beautifully. It's just luck of the draw. I will buy again. I have several properties.
The Crape Myrtle arrive in excellent condition. I planted it and I swear it has doubled in size! Very pleased with purchased.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Select an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours per day) for your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle.
Dig your hole twice as wide and just as deep as your tree’s root ball, place your tree, and backfill the soil. Finally, water to settle the roots and mulch the surrounding area to conserve moisture.
2. Watering: Once established, your Red Rocket will only need water in times of little rainfall. For young trees, water weekly or check your surrounding soil. If the soil is dry about 3 inches down, water until it’s moist.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle in early spring each year with a high-nitrogen fertilizer, such as 20-10-10.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|