Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III'

Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle

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Pink Velour Crape Myrtle is a compact multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark and unique color.   The foliage emerges wine red and matures to dark purplish-green before turning orange-brown in fall.  The large vibrant pink panicles bloom in summer on new wood.  Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  Highly resistant to powdery mildew.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8 - 10'

Spread: 

8’ - 10'

Spacing: 

8'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers.  It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids and scale. 
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensUrban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Indian HawthornHydrangeaAgastache

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia Pink Velour 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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