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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica

Folks looking to line their property with an enduring and beautiful shrub should consider the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle. This shrub is known for displaying beautiful red flowers and possessing an attractive bark. They are fast and easy to grow and show a high tolerance for various soil conditions once established.

The flower petals are like thin, densely wrinkled wrapping paper (crepe paper), which is how it gets its name. This shrub can add decorative value to any modern landscape throughout all year seasons, and it's one of the fastest-growing shrubs.

The typical increase by as much as 5 feet or more per year and have long-lasting red blooms keep everyone mesmerized with beauty. As the word "rocket" suggests, these plants shoot up like a rocket and fan outwards. Expect beautiful 24-inch cherry red clusters of flowers from early July to September.

The leaves on this Crape Myrtle are a dark green, which nicely contrasts the gorgeous red flowers. The flowers start from pinkish to light red and become progressively deeper red as the plant matures over the years.

Caring for your Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle requires average amounts of water once well established, and they tend to be very resistant to cold temperatures. The mature plant reaches 20 – 30 feet and can spread about 15 – 20 feet wide. When planting multiple Crape Myrtles, keeping them at least 10 feet apart is best.

Prune the shrub before spring to help strengthen the root system and adaptability of the bush. These shrubs multiply on the western coast of the United States and throughout the southern states. Please provide them with full sun for at least 6 hours per day. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle grows well in moist, well-drained soils and tends to be drought-tolerant once established.

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Red Crepe Myrtle

Red Crepe Myrtle has clusters of rose flowers that provide a burst of shade to the landscape and draw pollinators such as butterflies and bees, promoting a healthy ecosystem. As the seasons change, the plant's foliage transitions from green to shades of orange and rose, adding further visual interest. Red Crepe Myrtle is a distinctive, deciduous tree that is often easy to identify thanks to its individualized and captivating aesthetics. While they are available in a variety of flower colors, the crimson blooms stand apart with stunning flair. The tree thrives in areas ranging from the Arizona desert to the coastal Atlantic states from Florida to Massachusetts. Why should you consider planting this tree in your yard? Bring Pollinators to Your Yard With Red Crepe Myrtle It emits fragrant tree sap. This sap, as well as the blooms, draws bees and roughly 30 other insect species to your yard. These beneficial insects act as pollinators for the other plants in your garden. In addition, beautiful birds are drawn to both the tree and the insects that are attracted to it, making the tree a vital part of a healthy ecosystem on your property. While they attract insects, these are generally beneficial insects that feed on other pests. By drawing these useful insects to your yard, you can dramatically and naturally reduce the number of unwanted and harmful bugs that otherwise may thrive in the space.  the High Of The Red Crepe Myrtle They are trees that generally have multiple trunks that fan outward. While there are different varieties of these trees that grow to different heights, they generally reach 10 to 20 feet tall with wide branch coverage that spans 15 feet. The trees grow up to three feet each year, making them well-suited for bolstering privacy. While the trees look lovely standing in the middle of a yard, many people choose to grow them along a fence line to take advantage of their foliage. The Unique Bark of The Red Crepe Myrtle Red Crepe Myrtle has smooth bark that is usually pinkish-gray. The green leaves are typically small and oval-shaped, and they turn gorgeous shades of orange and yellow in the fall before falling off for the winter. The petals have a crimped look that makes the flowers look full. The yellow centers stand beautifully apart from the crimson petals.

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