Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Zones: 6 to 10
Height: 3′ to 5′
Width: 3′ to 5′
Here in SC Crapemyrtles are everywhere! So it’s not a plant that I would normally include in my new plant list.
However Crapemyrtle ‘Rikki Tikki™ Pink’ is a bit different than your standard run of the mill variety.
First off, it’s a dwarf version. It only grows to about 5 feet high and works well as a border plant.
Second, it has deep purple new growth in the spring that turns to a silvery green color as it matures.
In cooler climates, this Lagerstroemia may die back to the ground, but it will grow up from the roots and flower the same summer.
And third, it has the beautiful flowers that bloom all summer and into the fall which Crapemyrtles are known for. ‘Rikki Tikki™‘ will have a bright pink and a red variety available in 2020.