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Red Rocket Crapemyrtle

Red Rocket Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’



Average Shipping Height: 8" - 10"
Item #6994
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    8" - 10"
    Member Price $17.98
    Reg. Price $24.50
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Overview

The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle grows in zones 6-9.
This stunning shrub is renowned for its showy flowers, beautiful bark, fast growth, and tolerance of soil conditions. The petals are wrinkled like crepe paper, adding to its appeal. The red rocket crapemyrtle also adds ornamental value to landscaping in all seasons, and it is considered one of the fastest growing crapemyrtles — shooting up as much as 5' per year.

  • Displays unique cherry red flowers from mid-summer to early fall
  • Is a fast-growing crapemyrtle
  • Tolerates heat and drought
  • Will be delivered at a height of 8"–10"
You will receive two 2 1/4" pot.


Your Shrub’s Personality

Mature Height

20'–30'

Mature Spread

12'–15'

Growth Rate

Fast

Shape

Rounded

Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Drought-tolerant, Moist, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

This shrub attracts bees and provides bird habitat.

History/Lore

The crapemyrtle is called the "lilac of the South," and the number of cultivars is enormous. Among these, the U.S. National Arboretum introductions are important for their disease resistance, good flowering, and ornamental bark. Thanks to his work with crapemyrtle breeding for most of his professional life, Dr. Carl Witcomb -- researcher, author, and professor at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University for 20 years -- has created more cold-hardy crapemyrtle cultivars and unique crapemyrtles such as the Red Rocket.

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