- 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: 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®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Foliage Interest; Long Blooming; Dwarfing|
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Winter to Early Spring
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Fall into Winter
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