Lagerstroemia Rikki Tikki® Pink Crapemyrtle Description
Don’t settle for a crapemyrtle that only looks interesting in bloom – Rikki Tikki® Pink crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) brings beauty all season with its red-silver-green leaves. They create a multi-color effect that is way more interesting than conventional varieties. This Proven Winners selection is crowned with hundreds of bright pink flowers in summer. Shrubby habit makes this plant well-suited to various landscape uses, like hedging and specimen. More cold tolerant than other crapemyrtles.
Special features: Dwarf shrub, Long blooming, Deer resistant, Fall color, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Disease resistant
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- Botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIDS'
- Common name:
Crapemyrtle, Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (min. 6 hrs/day).
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- Soil type:
Any well-drained soil.
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- Height x width:
3-5' tall and wide
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- Season of interest:
Hedge, Edging, Flower gardens, Specimen, Containers
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Soil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Can tolerate some dryness once established.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day).
Space: Plant at least 4' apart.
Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended, USDA zone 6.
Maintenance: Blooms on new wood, so can be safely pruned in spring, though it is rarely necessary, thanks to its tidy, dwarf habit. Dead wood can be removed in spring, once new growth has begun to emerge and it's clear where any dieback may have occurred.
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