Took a chance on this beautiful crapemyrtle in zone 6b and I am glad I did. It is in full sun and living a good life.
Rikki Tikki® Pink Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Stand out from the crowd with this cool color combo.
Crapemyrtle is a summer stunner with colorful blooms in July, August and September - but why wait all season for conventional crapemyrtles to do their thing when you can plant one with fabulous foliage, too? Rikki Tikki™ crapemyrtles offer unique silvery green foliage with deep purple new growth. It creates a shimmering effect in the landscape which is easy to use with other colors. Rikki Tikki™ Pink crapemyrtle adds shocking pink blooms to the equation for a bright and eye-catching display.
Thanks to their dwarf, shrubby habit and outstanding disease resistance, Rikki Tikki crapemyrtles can be used in all sorts of different ways in the landscape or garden.
Top reasons to grow Rikki Tikki Pink crapemyrtle:
- Silver green foliage looks interesting even when not in bloom.
- Bright pink flowers all summer.
- Disease resistant.Disease ResistantLong BloomingFoliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 60 InchesSpacing:36 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:SilverFoliage Shade:Purple, silver, and greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Rikki Tikki crapemyrtles can be used in both landscapes and gardens for color from spring through fall. Dwarf habit allows them to be used as a low hedge or specimen, or mixed with colorful perennials.Maintenance Notes:
Rikki Tikki crapemyrtles are quite hardy and can be grown even in USDA zone 6. They may die back to the ground in colder areas, but will return from the roots and still flower that summer. If your plant dies back due to winter damage, don't panic - wait for the new growth to appear and then cut back any portions that aren't showing signs of life.
The dwarf, shrubby habit of these crapemyrtles means they don't need regular pruning. However, if you wish to prune them, early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, is the best time.Rikki Tikki® Pink Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIDS' USPPAF
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