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Red Rocket Crapemyrtle

Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Average shipping height: NA
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  • Potted - 4 inch container
    Member Price $17.98
    Reg. Price $24.50
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Restricted State/Provinces

Unfortunately local laws prevent us from shipping this item to the following locations.

AS, AZ, CA, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI,

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.
The Red Rocket Crapemyrtle Grows in zones 6 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality

Shape

Rounded

Growth Speed

Fast

Scientific Name

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit IV’

Mature Height

20' - 30'

Mature Spread

12' - 15'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Drought, 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.

Planting Instructions

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