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LAGERSTROEMIA indica (PINK VELOUR™)

Image of Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III' (PINK VELOUR™) PP10319

Hahira Nursery

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

LAGERSTROEMIA indica 'Whit III'(PINK VELOUR™) PP10319

Plant Common Name

Crapemyrtle, Pink Velour™ Crapemyrtle

General Description

Pink Velour™ crapemyrtle is a heat-loving, large shrub with an attractive arching to fountain-shaped habit. It originates from eastern Asia and has glossy dark green leaves that are red-hued when they first emerge, become dark green with purplish tinrs and then turn shades of rusty orange and brown in the fall. In summer it bears many large clusters of crinkly, vibrant pink flowers at its branch tips rising from reddish buds. Mature plants have pretty exfoliating bark.

Crapemyrtle is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soils and grows best in hot sunny locations. Pink Velour™ is highly resistant to powdery mildew. Grow this exceptional cultivar as a hedge or screen, in mixed borders or as a foundation focal plant at building corners or in larger beds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m

  • Width

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    China, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Purple, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Orange, Bronze, Orange Red

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No