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Rikki Tikki Rouge Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica

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Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
36 - 60"
Spread
36 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 6 - 10

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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    Features

    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 burgundy-purple new growth. It creates a shimmering effect in the landscape which is easy to use with other colors. Rikki Tikki Rouge crapemyrtle adds cherry red 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.

    - Cheerful cherry-colored flowers all summer.

    - Disease resistant.

    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Cherry-ruby
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Silver
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silver-green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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 Rouge Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIMG' USPPAF
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