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Lagerstroemia indica 'Pink Velour' (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle 'Pink Velour', Crapemyrtle 'Pink Velour', Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III'


A very ornamental crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica 'Pink Velour' is a multi-season beauty enjoying an extraordinarily long blooming period, exfoliating bark and superb fall color. Regarded as one of the most colorful varieties, it bears abundant clusters of crinkly, vibrant magenta-pink flowers at its branch tips for months, from midsummer to early fall, attracting strong attention from onlookers. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. This attractive deciduous shrub also features thick and leathery leaves that emerge burgundy red in spring, mature to purplish green by summer and finally turn orange-brown in fall. The grayish-brown bark on mature branches exfoliates with age, adding further interest in the landscape. A great specimen or foundation plant. 

  • Grows up to 6-12 ft. tall and wide (180-360 cm).  
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils. Thrives in loamy and clay soils provided there is good drainage. Foliage may turn yellow (chlorosis) in alkaline soils. Drought and pollution tolerant.
  • Winner of the Gold Medal Award of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Cold tolerant and low maintenance, this Crape Myrtle variety particularly enjoys excellent good mildew resistance. Some susceptibility to aphids and scale
  • Flowers appear on the new wood
  • Perfect choice for perennial borders or mixed shrub borders. Perfect as specimen plant or for foundation plantings. Effective as a screen or informal hedge in mild winter areas. Good selection for coastal gardens.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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