Red Rooster® Mid Size Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG III' PP #23,178

A beautiful, upright, mid-size shrub with large panicles of brilliant red blooms. The disease resistant foliage starts as maroon-red in spring and transitions into dark green. May repeat-bloom in late summer if spent flower heads are pruned. An ideal specimen plant, container accent, or for grouping in any size of garden. Deciduous.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:


Full sun

Water deeply when soil is dry.


Find more stores near me >
Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Mexican Heather (Cuphea)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees in late winter, leaving 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove emerging suckers from base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant