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The ‘Red Rocket’ Crape Myrtle is a classic myrtle with fantastic, bright red color. Growing up to 20 feet high and wide, this myrtle makes a great screening plant! Bonus, leaves turn bronze-red in fall. Deciduous. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.
Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring, leaving 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. On older trees, prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground.