Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV'

Red Rocket® Crape Myrtle

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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is a large multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark.  The foliage emerges crimson and matures to dark green before turning bronze-red in fall.  The large ruby red panicles bloom on new wood in summer.  Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil. 

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

15' - 20'

Spread: 

15’ - 20'

Spacing: 

18'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers.  It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensUrban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Lilyturf, Butterfly Bush, Agastache

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Red Rocket 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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