Crape Myrtle: Red Rocket Latin Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit IV' P.P.# 11342
The Basics This fast-growing, multi-stemmed, small tree or shrub has clusters of ruby red flowers all summer. Its glossy, green foliage that turns bronze-red in the fall grows 15-20 feet tall(10-15 feet wide). Plant in groups to make a statement all year-round.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9 The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.