Lagerstroemia Rikki Tikki® Rouge Crapemyrtle Description
Rikki Tikki® Rouge crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) from Proven Winners is just the plant for all-season beauty! Unlike other crapemyrtles which are just grown for their flowers, this one was selected for its red-silver-dark green foliage as well, giving it a much longer season of interest than conventional varieties. Come summer, its neat branches are topped with clusters of cherry-red blooms that last for weeks. It’s a cavalcade of color on a useful, semi-dwarf plant. Better cold tolerance than other crapemyrtles, too.
Special features: Dwarf shrub, Long blooming, Deer resistant, Fall color, Fast growing, Foliage interest, Disease resistant
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- Botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica 'SMNLIMG'
- 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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