The Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle is a beautiful red-flowering variety of the Crepe Myrtle tree that grows in hardiness zones of 6 to 9; they should not be planted in soil that is too deep and will grow poorly in soils that are wet; they will also reach a mature height of 15-25 feet and a mature width of about 10-20 feet. This variety of plant is very hardy and will be easy to grow and care for over the years. Read on to discover 3 exciting pieces of information about this magnificent tree.
1. Although the Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle requires a regular watering and fertilizing schedule to first establish a deep and extensive root system, they are drought-resistant and require very little water and pruning once they quickly rocket to full size! Plant these trees in direct sunlight with good air circulation and well-drained soil for the fullest and brightest blooming.
2. The Red Rocket is resistant to disease, heat, drought, deer and mildew. Because this tree is so hardy it will be an easy pleasure to plant, quickly grow, and watch healthily bloom over and over again between midsummer and mid-fall. The flowers on this tree tend to be big, full, and enchantingly beautiful. They are very popular in the South!
3. This aesthetically pleasing red variety of Crepe Myrtle is a wonderful addition to any front or back yard. The color will draw passersby's attention to wherever one or more are planted, and add a lovely pop of color against the green grass and the neutral colors of your house or building exterior.
The Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle is a wonderfully hardy tree that does well in warm, summer climates. Once these trees are permanently rooted they require little watering and pruning (except to keep a nice shape). This charming red-flowering tree is an eye-catching pop of color to any yard or garden, and will last for many years to come. The Crepe Myrtle also comes in many shades of white, pink, lavender, and purple, making it a plant that will suit any exterior landscape or garden.
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle
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