Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'

Lagerstroemia indica (Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle)

Red Rocket Crepe Myrtle

This variety is one of the Whitcomb selctions Grows best in full sun with rich, moist soil but will tolerate less hospitable positions in the landscape just as well, once it becomes established. However, plants left on their own in highway medians appear to be less vigorous unless ample mulch is applied out to the drip line. It grows well in small soil spaces in urban areas such as along boulevards, in parking lots, and in small pavement cutouts if provided with some irrigation until well established. Flowers that drop on cars can stain the paint. They tolerate clay and alkaline soil well. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. Stems on this cultivar are red.


Height
20-25 Feet

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Spread
18-25 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6B to 9A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Fast
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
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