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Crape Myrtle Tree Red Rocket
Red Rocket Crape Myrtles are one of the fastest growing of the Crape Myrtle Trees, often growing as much as several feet or more per year depending on growing conditions (based on trees that have been pruned). The most beautiful of all the true red flowering Crape Myrtle Trees with an abundant display of almost iridescent red blossoms from early July to September. A beautiful red flowering tree for the southern states.
With our prices you can afford to line your drive for beautiful summer delight with this flowering tree. Planting the Red Rocket Crape Myrtles in odd numbers for groupings, such as 3 or 5 plants per group, makes for a wonderfully striking display. The Red Rocket is highly mildew resistant and its dark green foliage sets off the true red blooms.
It will reach a mature height at 20 to 30 foot with a 10 to 15 foot spread. So if planting your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Trees as a screen, you will want to space them approximately 8 to 10 feet apart.
Growing Crape Myrtles Tips: plant in full sun for optimum flowering. Any blocking from the sun for several hours during the day, such as a building or larger tree, is likely to inhibit their blooming.
Visit this link to the University of Georgia Extension Cooperative with detailed information on planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning crape myrtles.
Red Rocket Crape Myrtle ships in a (full) one gallon container.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.