Lagerstroemia, Red Rocket Tree
|Exposure: Full Sun|
|Color: Red, Pink, Yellow, Orange, White|
|Category : Flowering Tree|
|Sizes available: 15G 30G 45G|
Growth: Crape Myrtle Standard single and multi-trunk trees can grow to 20 to 30 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide, quickly and easy growing up to 5 feet per year.
Flowering: Crape Myrtle flowers can be found in a brilliant cherry red flowers. Bloom occurs from mid to late summer. Leaves appear late in spring, once temperatures are consistently warm.
Water: Summer watering is important for good flowering and growth - a soaker hose, used once a week for 45 minutes is ideal. We do not recommend to plant it or watering it in sites that are soggy during rainy months. On many Crepe Myrtle tree varieties, the leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall. These interesting trees and bushes also display attractive crepe myrtle bark in the wintertime.
Pruning: trim off the top 2′ or 3′ feet of your branches just before spring. Do this carefully with loppers or pruners rather than using an electric trimmer. Cutting smoothly along the stem, crotch or trunk presents a prettier silhouette and helps protect your tree from incursion by disease. The best time to trim crepes in is late winter or early spring.