Plant of the Week: Red Rocket Crape
Red Rocket Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rocket' Zone 6-9
If you want a truly stunning tree, look no further than this. Clusters of bright, fiery red "crepe paper" flowers cover the top of the stems during summer months. In fall the green foliage turns a beautiful red-bronze that keeps this specimen looking great throughout the growing months.
Plant in full sun for best growth. Water regularly, and once established drought resistant. A moderate grower that can reach up to 15' tall and wide.