About This Product
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket', 'Whit IV'
Common Name: Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
A deciduous tree with a slender trunk and an upright, open branching habit. Frilly, cherry red flower clusters bloom at branch tips. Unique flower texture is like ruffled tissue-paper. Blooms last from summer into fall, attracting honeybees and other pollinators. Foliage turns from dark green to bronze-red in fall. Alternately arranged leaves are oval, sometimes rounded, and somewhat wavy-edged. Bark exfoliates with age. Mildew resistant.
USDA Zone: Zones 7 - 9
Sunset Zone: Zones 7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21; H1, H2
Mature Height: 15 - 30 feet
Mature Width: 15 - 20 feet
Water Needs: Moderate