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Pink Velour Crape Myrtle

Reliable late-summer color

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 12 feet
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall
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Pink Velour Crape Myrtle

Description
Add midsummer interest with crimson buds that open to bright pink flowers with a crepe paper texture. Foliage goes through an impressive color change from season to season—starting as burgundy leaves in the spring and slowly turning a dark, purple-green and then to a dark orange in the fall. Enjoy these gorgeous flowers for a nice, long bloom season. Grey-brown bark exfoliates as it matures. Use as a focal point in any area of the landscape. Add to garden beds or use as a hedge to create a colorful screen. Pink Velour™ Crape Myrtle ships established in its own 1 gallon container. Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III' (PP10319)
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLagerstroemia indica 'Whit III' PP#10,319
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread6 - 12 feet
  • Spacing6 - 12 feet
  • Hardiness Zone6-9
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to fall
  • Planting InstructionsPerforms best in full sun. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormMany small flowers bloom in terminal panicles on the current season's growth.
  • Foliage TypeDeciduous, glossy, green foliage. Foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, orange-red in the fall. Mildew resistant.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, organically rich, moisture retentive soil. Becomes more drought tolerant with age.
  • PruningThin young trees in late winter to early spring. Make sure to leave 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. Older trees prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground. Prune in winter.
  • Unique CharactersticsMissouri Botanical Garden: 'Whit III' , commonly sold in commerce under the name of PINK VELOUR, features terminal crepe-papery inflorescences (6-12" long) of magenta-pink flowers from mid-summer to frost on upright branches rising to 6-10' tall. Thick and leathery leaves (to 3" long) emerge burgundy red in spring, mature to purplish green by summer and finally turn orange-brown in fall. Grayish-brown bark on mature branches exfoliates with age. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. In the St. Louis area where winter injury can be a problem, plants will typically grow to 6-10' tall. In the deep South, it will grow much taller if not pruned back. Cultivar name is in reference to Dr. Carl E. Whitcomb, Lacebark Farms, Stillwater, Oklahoma who developed and introduced this plant into commerce.
  • Shipped1 GALLON POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 12 feet
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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