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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Exfoliating
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Whitcomb Crapemyrtle
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Red
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Year-Round
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Cut Flowers
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Lagerstroemia is easy to grow, and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

For more info about this species and it's uses click here.

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RED ROCKET® CRAPEMYRTLE

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket'
PP11342 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy Red Rocket® Crapemyrtle online. Cherry red flowers with hot, sunny conditions. Like Dynamite®, also loses red intensity and may fleck white when cool and cloudy. New growth is crimson, then dark green. Upright form to 15 feet. Fastest growing 'Whit' red. High mildew and anthractnose resistance. Huge flower clusters up to 24" tall. May repeat bloom more than Dynamite®.Can be grown as a bush or multi-stem tree.An introduction from Dr.Carl Whitcomb of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Mature Height:

15-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

6-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Lythraceae · Common Name: Crapemyrtle

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1333

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(16 units available now - G)

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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 4082

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 2400

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 9168

(3.06 gallons / 11.6 liters)
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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3792

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10331

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
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$95.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10332

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
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$95.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 3902

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
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$200.00

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15 gallon Potted

SKU: 7108

(12.7 gallons / 48 liters)
(93 units available now - GR)

pick up only Multi-stem



$300.00

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25 gallon Potted

SKU: 7933

(27.6 gallons / 104 liters)
(57 units available now - G)

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$350.00

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