The Red Rocket® Crape Myrtle is a delightfully small tree that suits every landscape and every season, with bright clusters of cherry red flowers in early spring and all summer long, and more blooms plus bright orange foliage in the fall!
The showy flowers with ruby red blooms contrast nicely with the dark green foliage July to September. The trunk of this crape myrtle is multi stemmed so it appears as a tall shrub for the first few years of its life.
This attractive crape myrtle tree is also disease resistant and easy to maintain, making it the perfect addition to your landscape.
The Red Rocket® Crape Myrtle grows up to five or more feet a year, offering a fast growth rate and it is one of the fastest growing crape myrtles. It is named so because the trunks shoot up like a rocket. It will eventually reach a mature height of up to 20-30 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide.
Thriving best in any well-drained soil, the Red Rocket® asks only for proper drainage and frequent watering during dry periods. It is drought tolerant once established. Plant this lagerstroemia indica in full sun.
The flowering tree grows across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. It is slightly cold hardy in the southern states. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
Shop the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle for sale. It is very easy to grow and can act as a focal point in your landscape.
Check out our Crape Myrtle Grow Guide!
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV'
- Showy red flowers
- Repeat bloomer
- Low maintenance
- Fast growing