Red Rocket® Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Upright grower 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||A vivid red crepe myrtle is an ideal foundation accent tree for the front yard. Add to a long fence line bed for interest or integrate into evergreen trees or those that bloom in spring to offer late summer balance. A beautiful choice for small city lots with four seasons of change.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||For a bold and colorful garden group this crepe myrtle with Peacock Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii 'Peacock'), Blue Bird Rose of Sharon, ( Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'), Pink Diamond Hydrangea, (Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond') and Balboa Sunset Trumpet Vine, (Campsis radicans 'Monbal').|
Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. On older trees, prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9