Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV'
Red Rocket® Crape Myrtle
Red Rocket Crape Myrtle is a large multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark. The foliage emerges crimson and matures to dark green before turning bronze-red in fall. The large ruby red panicles bloom on new wood in summer. Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil.
15' - 20'
15’ - 20'
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6 - 9
Full Sun, Partial Sun
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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers. It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Urban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.
COMPANION PLANTS: Lilyturf, Butterfly Bush, Agastache
IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Red Rocket 2zz, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.