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Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle

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Latin Name- Lagerstroemia indica Hardy Planting Zone- 6-9 Mature Height- 15-25 ft Width- 10-20 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun

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Red Rocket Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia Indica

Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle are fast and easy to grow and show a high tolerance for various soil conditions once established. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle flower petals are like thin densely wrinkled wrapping paper (crepe paper), which is how it gets its name. This shrub can be used to add decorative value to any modern landscape throughout all seasons of the year, and its one of the fastest growing shrubs. The typical rise by as much as 5 feet or more per year and have long-lasting red blooms to 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 Red Rocket Crape Myrtle leaves on this are a dark green color, which nicely contrasts the gorgeous red flowers. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle flowers themselves start off being pinkish to light red color and become progressively deeper red as the plant matures over the years.

Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle requires average amounts of water once well established

, and they tend to be very resistant to cold temperatures. When planting multiple Crape Myrtles, it is best to keep them at least 10 feet apart. 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 all throughout the southern states. Provide them with full sun for at least 6 hours per day. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle grows well in moist, well-drained soils. Red Rocket Crape Myrtle tends to be drought-tolerant once they established. Red Rocket Crape Myrtle grows 20-30 feet tall. Red Rocket Crape Myrtle spreads out 15-20 feet wide.

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