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Crape Myrtle - Red Rocket

The crape myrtle trees are a favorite in Oklahoma! Once established, our extreme heat temperatures don't stop the beautiful show of flowers on the Red Rocket Crape Myrtle. Its red blooms have been known to continue through late September and may reach heights of 15' to 20' tall and wide. Beautiful peeling bark. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering. Pruning time: winter.

 

 

Characteristics

Deciduous, Flowering Tree

Botanical: Lagerstroemia indica Whit IV
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Flower Color: Dark Red
Type: Trees - Deciduous
Mature Height: 15'
Mature Width: 15'
Zone(s): 6, 7, 8, 9
Special Features: Bark, Repeat Bloomer, Showy Flowers, Specimen Or Center Piece
Moisture Tolerance: Occasional watering, once established
Attracts Wildlife: No
Appropriate Setting: Street Or Urban Landscape
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growing
Flowering Season: Re-Blooming, Spring Through Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green, Green
Sun Exposure Full Sun

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