- USDA Hardiness Zones 6-10
- Height 3-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
If you’re looking for something to add to your yard with a long bloom season, this is it! With its silver-green and deep burgundy foliage that shimmers, its bright pink blooms that will catch your eye every time, the Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle is the addition you’ve been looking for. Its unique foliage is enjoyed before, during, and after its long bloom season. It has a growing habit that allows it the versatility to be used in the garden and landscapes alike. Adding to its features, it provides resistance to deer, disease and is deciduous.
The Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle has an outstanding foliage, it is a deep silver-green with dark burgundy new growth. It produces a flower that is a stunning bright pink. It has a generous bloom season that lasts from July through September. It grows to be three to five feet tall and has a spread of three to five feet. This Crape Myrtle works well as in gardens or landscapes. It can be used as border plant, a focal point, mass planting, and in containers. With a mounded growing habit, it also works very well for hedges. This Crape Myrtle is smaller for is species as it is of the dwarf variety.
Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle Care
To care for the Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle, plant in full sun. It will perform best in well-drained soil. It is however adaptable to compacted soils. It is tolerant to heat and winter hardy. Planting time for this Crape Myrtle is summer, spring, and fall. After new growth has begun dead wood should be removed of optimum results.
Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle Spacing
Height is 3 to 5 feet. Spacing should be 3 to 5 feet, center on center to ensure enough space and healthy growing.
Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple & Silver
|Light Exposure: Full Sun
|Height Class: Medium
|Height: 3-5 Feet
|Spread: 3-5 Feet
|Spacing: 3-5 Feet
|Blooms On: New Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Scientific Name: Rikki Tikki Pink Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIDS' USPPAF
|Common Name: Rikki Tikki Pink Crape Myrtle
|Other Name(s): Crapemyrtle; Crepe Myrtle
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Features: Foliage Interest; Long Blooming; Dwarfing
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.