Red Rooster Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rooster'


Member Price: $39.95

Red Rooster Crape Myrtle
Red Rooster Crape Myrtle

Red Rooster Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rooster'

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Rooster') is a beautiful and compact ornamental tree, prized for its showy blooms, vibrant foliage, and attractive bark. This versatile plant adds year-round interest to any garden or landscape, making it a popular choice for a variety of settings.s.

The Overall Plant

The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is a small, deciduous tree or large shrub, typically reaching a height of 8 to 10 feet and a spread of 6 to 8 feet. It has a dense, upright growth habit, making it suitable for use as a specimen tree, hedge, or mixed border planting. Hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9, this adaptable plant thrives in full sun and can tolerate a wide range of soil types, as long as they are well-drained.

One of the most appealing features of the Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is its attractive, exfoliating bark, which peels away in thin layers to reveal a smooth, mottled surface underneath. This unique characteristic adds visual interest to the landscape, particularly during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

The Flowers

The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is renowned for its vibrant, show-stopping blooms, which appear in large, conical clusters at the tips of the branches from mid-summer to early fall. The flowers are a brilliant shade of red, creating a striking contrast against the backdrop of the plant's dark green, glossy foliage.

The long-lasting blooms of the Red Rooster Crape Myrtle are not only visually appealing but also attractive to various pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This makes it an excellent addition to wildlife-friendly gardens and can help support local pollinator populations.

Care and Maintenance

The Red Rooster Crape Myrtle is relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for, making it an ideal choice for busy gardeners or those new to gardening. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering, although regular irrigation during dry periods can help to promote healthy growth and more prolific blooming.

To maintain its shape and encourage more vigorous flowering, it is essential to prune the Red Rooster Crape Myrtle in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. This should involve removing any dead, damaged, or crossing branches, as well as cutting back the previous year's growth by about one-third.

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Mature height: 8-10 ft.

Mature width: 6-8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 6-9