- USDA Hardiness Zones 6-10
- Height 3-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
A Stunning Crape Myrtle that gives you more than just colorful blooms, the foliage is just as fantastic! This Rikki Tikki crape myrtle produces luscious red blooms in the summer. The foliage is a silver-green, with new growth that appears dark burgundy-purple creating a stunning sparkling effect. This long bloomer is disease and deer resistant.
The Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle has breathtaking mature foliage that is a silver-green. Its new growth has a deep, purple, burgundy making for a stunning contrast. The blooms that appear in the summer and last through fall are an eye-catching ruby red. The garden height is thirty-six to sixty inches and its spread reaches up to thirty-six to sixty inches. Use this Deciduous shrub for your container planting as a thriller. This Crape Myrtle can be planted as a border plant, focal point in your landscape, and it does well with mass planting. The mounded, dwarf habit allows it to be planted as a low hedge as well.
Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle Care
The Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle loves the sun. Plant in full sun, ensure it receives at least 6 hours of sun a day. It is adaptable to all soils with varying PH levels. This plant has average water needs and should be planted in well drained soil. In colder areas, die back to the ground is common, regrowth will happen, and blooms will appear in the summer. Any portion not showing life may be cut back. Pruning is not necessary but if trimming is desired, trim as new growth appears.
Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle Spacing
Space your Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle at minimum 36” inches, center on center for uses such as border planting and low hedges. Proper spacing is imperative to ensure healthy growing.
Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|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 Rouge Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIDS' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Rikki Tikki Rouge Crape Myrtle|
|Other Name(s): Crapemyrtle; Crepe Myrtle|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Foliage Interest; Long Blooming; Dwarfing|
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