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Pink Velour Crape

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A medium-sized crape myrtle that blooms all summer. Low maintenance, pink blossoms, and fragrant... what else could you ask for?


Pink Velour Crape

Tons of vibrant pink blooms!


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

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Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

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Pink Velour Crape Myrtles™ are perfect as impressive ornamental trees or colorful, living privacy screens.

This unique tree will definitely attract attention as the centerpiece of your property. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles™ proudly display delicate pink blooms that last for months... giving your lawn a burst of color and delightful curb appeal.

Growing to a spread of 8-10 feet, plant them 4-5 feet apart for a natural solution to screening or as a desirable property divider. Also works well planted near your foundation.

Liven up your kitchen with beautiful cut floral arrangements from your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle. They look and smell wonderful!

What an easy tree to plant and grow! It's highly mildew resistant and drought tolerant, so you can plant it and forget it.

These trees are easy to care for and a delight to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Pink Velour Crape

Specific Directions for Pink Velour Crape
Place your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle tree that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Pink Velour Crapes prefer full sun but can tolerate shade. Plant your Pink Velour Crape Myrtles about five feet apart for a privacy screen.

Pink Velour Crape Myrtles prefer slightly acidic soil, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Only water your Crape Myrtle when your soil is dry to the touch. Crape Myrtles are very drought tolerant and only need water during dry periods.

Early every Spring fertilize your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen and prepare for the show. Vibrant pink blooms will emerge on your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree in the Summer and last into the fall when the green leaves turn a dark orange color.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Pink Velour Crape.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Pink Velour Crape gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Pink Velour Crape again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I bought 5 trees last year and scattered them across my large back yard. They were in excellent health when they arrived. The intense deep hot pink blossoms are dense and the burgundy tinged foliage adds to its overall beauty. This little sweetie brought color to my late season garden and continued right up to frost. No disappointment with this one. Im looking forward to their mature height and spread. Thanks Fast-Growing Trees. You found a keeper with Pink Velour.
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December 31, 2012
Pink Velour Crepe
I think anyone that purchases the Pink Velour will be very happy.
The blooms are big and beautiful. What I like about it is it's unique color. Very rarely do you see them in this vibrant color. I have three of them. People have commented on their beauty.
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July 21, 2014
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over 2 years ago
I have on Pink Velour tree in my back yard and one in the front. Both are stand alone. They both doubled in size - it was hard to believe that a tree from a box would be so hardy. I am very happy with my crape myrtle purchase.
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December 31, 2012
Doing great, blooming great. Awesome! Love em. Ones doing better than the other, but theyre both terrific. Thanks
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December 31, 2012
My tree arrived much smaller than anticipated, and was practically dead. I planted it and hoped that it was just in hibernation as customer service assured me it was. Despite following all planting and care instructions, the tree never did grow, and was in fact - dead.
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
I planted my Pink Velour crape late October 2011. It is doing fine this year. It has not grown much. A few branches and some pretty leaves. It's a beautiful tree. I will order more from fast growing trees.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
I have 3 of these beauties! This is their 2nd season! They were slow that first year but now! WOW! They are taking off like a jet plane! Making up for lost time! I go out every day to view all my crape myrtles ~ I have 7 ~~ and am surprise when I see another leaf starting to unfold that I jump for joy! Every one that walks by, stops to take a wonder! TKU for my trees
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December 31, 2012
91506, CA, US
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over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
I got 2 of these about 2 months ago. They are starting to bloom already and I love the bright pink color. They are full of buds so I can't wait to see how they look in full bloom. I couldn't be happier with them!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
This little tree is growing very fast, it bloomed in its first year. Definitely a winne
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
I purchased 2 pink velour crape myrtles -- getting into their 3rd year. I purchased the 3-4 ft tree and haven't grown at all. Love the color of bloom and foilage though. Can't wait til they really put out.
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December 31, 2012
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Just planted this beautiful tree today
This tree arrived well packed and very much alive. I planted it a few hours ago in my front yard here in Mountain View, California. I feel like I've brought a piece of the South to my home. Everytime a guest or family walks along the path to my front door they'll be greeted by this crape myrtle.

I watered it well and look forward to it in the months and years ahead.
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May 16, 2015
Mountain View, CA, US
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Great looking tree
Admittedly I'm new to planting tree, shrubs, etc, but after some research the description of this tree is exactly what I was wanting. This was my first time ordering any type of plant online, so this one may have spoiled me. The tree was well packed and in perfect condition upon arrival. I planted following the provided instructions. I planted it the first of June, and have watered it (sprinkler) daily due to Alabama heatwave. It's already bloomed a darker red bloom, and just in the last couple days started showing the pink blooms it's known for. I think I'll be enjoying this one for many years to come.

FYI - I live in Alabama - it's about 150 in the shade since mid June, and the soil is clay and roots and this tree has no signs of anything but good health. I used Scott's Tree and Shrub soil to back fill and surround the tree root ball, and surrounded with pine mulch. I'll keep buying from FGT's for the foreseeable future.
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July 28, 2015
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2 months ago
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Very Impressed
We ordered these about a month ago and they were delivered super fast! They arrived with very little damage and otherwise looked very healthy. We planted them right away and we began to see growth in a couple of weeks. They are only about 4 feet tall but all three are BLOOMING! Cannot wait until the bloom season next year to see how much they've grown! They will be spectacular I'm sure! Very happy and plan on purchasing at least 3 more next year!
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July 29, 2015
Jupiter, FL, US
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1 month ago
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10
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Love it
I received this beautiful tree a couple months ago and planted in sandy type soil where nothing would grow. Well, this Brepe myrtle was the answer. It has taken off and is growing beautifully. Although it hasn't bloomed yet, I'm anxious to dee how it looks next spring/summer!
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
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6
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A real showstopper
From the minute it arrived I put it in the ground and abracadabra this beauty is just that. Wish I had more.
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
It's too Early
Trying to order on line is not for seniors. That said I was impressed how soon it arrived and the condition. One was given to our landscaper and he, too, was impressed. Once it has been in the ground for a year (surviving a harsh winter) then I can evaluate its hardiness, growth and blooms.
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July 29, 2015
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Great Drought Tolerant Tree
When the tree arrived, it was in dormancy. Almost immediately, perhaps 2-5 days later, the leaves began sprouting.
Out here in California, we needed to plant a drought tolerant landscape, and this tree was the finishing touch.
I love when the crape myrtles bloom in the summer heat and look forward to watching the little tree grow taller in the coming years. We purchased it in late February and it's now in late July. We ordered the smallest size available, to it looks more like a shrub than a tree. Not much else to say except we're satisfied with it up until now.
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July 25, 2015
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4 months ago
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Lovely tree
Love my trees. Ordered two. Can't wait to buy more. Don't forget water. Otherwise they will die in a meter of days,,,
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July 26, 2015
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5 months ago
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Great tree! Has not flowered but is very green and has grown about 9 inches in 3 months. Looks pretty
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July 27, 2015
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3 months ago
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My pink velour
When I first received my pink velour crape tree it didn't look so healthy, but I felt let down, but now it has come back in full force and is growing like mad, the leaves are coming back very healthy and it is looking beautiful, Iam very happy, thank you.
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July 29, 2015
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3 weeks ago
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Try it
beautiful it is about 3 moth old , I can not wait for next year.
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July 24, 2015
Port Saint Lucie, FL, US
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5 months ago
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I cannot see tree from where I am right now. As soon as temps cool I will go to garden and inspect. I see a
small amount and it looks like it is growing. My main concern is the color of the florals. I wanted hot pink.
I will let you know. Thank you.
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July 31, 2015
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2 months ago
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Look just about the same as when planted.
Professional landscape company planted as instructed with everything needed (included in my purchase). Maybe it's too soon to tell what to expect.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
i am disappointed. The tree is OK, quite small and not too perky. They didn't have them in the store when I ordered this but since then for this price I could get a much taller and more mature tree with lots of flowers already on it. I feel like I wasted my money. I hope my tree grows quickly, been about five weeks and no growth yet
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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How fast will they grow each year?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The Pink Velour crape myrtle has been studied t grow up to 2-3 ft a year once it gets established.
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i live in CT,would this tree survive the cold winter's we have ?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Connecticut gets a little too cold for the Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree.
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when do you trim them back?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to prune these trees back in the early spring.
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Will this tree survive in mid eastern Utah. We generally have mild winters, sometimes it gets below 0 one or two degrees?
shanna d on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: The Pink Velour Crape doesn't do well with freezing temperatures and can only withstand zone 7 in Utah.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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My crepe is several years old and does not bloom as much or as long as others in my area . Is there something special I should be doing?
Sue S on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: To encourage blooms use fertilizer with a small percentage of nitrogen, a higher percentage of phosphorous and a little bit of potassium.
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How do I plant a bare root crepe myrtle tree in late fall and do I water it in the winter?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in the late fall, it will get an established root system if you do. I live in Seattle, so let nature do the watering, but my Peptol BIsmol pink tree (my name for it) is flourishing. I put two frozen fish steaks at the bottom, put some soil on top of that so the roots wouldn't freeze, and then planted the tree. In the spring, my little twig in the ground jumped three feet in one season, and this year it's going for another three ( I put fish emulsion and gypsum around it this year), this tree is a happy guy. All the other trees in the neighbor's backyards are just leaves, but mine is blooming along with my butterfly bush in bicolor {in August). I'm very happy with Peptol, just show yours the extra attention and it will take off beautifully.
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Will the roots invade my sewer lines?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: No. The roots for crape myrtles are very small.
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When is the best time to plant the pink velour crepe?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall is a great time to get them in and established before winter.
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Do they drop their leaves in the fall?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: I am in Florida and mine bloom flowers twice a year and sometimes more but they do not drop their leaves. Hope that helps
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Will the Pink Velour Crape send roots under sidewalks? Do Rabbits eat these? Thanks for info. doug
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Mine didn't put its roots out under the sidewalk, and for the ribbits to eat them I do believe they would need to climb up to do so!
Reply · Report · Gladys B on Jul 12, 2014
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Is this a single trunk or multiple trunked tree?
H L on Jun 24, 2015
Best Answer: It shipped with several trunks that grow tightly together.
Reply · Report · David D on Jul 28, 2015
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How long does the roots get in this Crepe Myrtle. I have a septic tank within 10 feet of where I would plant and can't have something growing into the pipes?
georgiaf on Feb 9, 2015
Best Answer: I have mine at 8 foots this plants are no to tall at maturity
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when to plant ?
Jimmy M on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: We planted in the heat of the summer. We did a lot of watering and it is doing great a year later.
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What months do they bloom?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: Late spring through early fall.
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is it going to bloom now if I purchase it today?
simon o on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: When I planted mine in the fall, it had one branch bloom in the spring. That's it, but in August it bloomed all over. If you want it to bloom, plant a fish underneath it. When you first get the delivery, keep it in its pot for a week and get thru the shock of transportation, mine looked so freaked out that I kept it inside, then outside when it started to look normal, then planted it when it looked healthy enough. After your tree is established, you can put banana peels around the soil and that will help it bloom for an event. Works on my roses to get extra blooms.
Reply · Report · Tam J on Aug 27, 2014
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Can I plant this beautiful tree in a container?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: I would not try it. I live in Florida and planted mine in the ground. Very seldom do you see them in containers. I purchased three of them and I just love them. Since my purchase I would say they have tripled in size and that is just one years growth.The color is so vibrant, very different from other colors you see.
Reply · Report · Linda L on Jul 21, 2014
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how tall and wide do they get?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: We planted four of these a year ago last January. They bloomed heavily last year and this year, and have grown from 24" to almost 6' in height. They are quite beautiful in flower and a modest shrub when not. Admittedly, we fertilize with fertilizer sticks about every four months so the growth we have experience is probably above normal. But we have been very happy with them although they are clearly more shrub oriented and from our experience (and limited trimming skills), will not make an attractive tree.
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What months do they bloom?
Marilyn S on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: This is their Second season and the first time they are starting to BLOOM: It took a whole year to establish and now its worth the wait! I notice on June 1st the buds starting to unfold ~~ WOW! Am I Happy! This little beauty will Bloom ALL Summer Long ! I have three of these and every one that walks by Stops to take a look! For everybody has watched Mi re-landscape my yard over the past 6 years. I have 7 Crapes and they are positioned to shade the house in the HOT SUMMER Months. Plus I love when walkers Stop and look at the beauty of my Crapes.
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I live in the suburbs north of Philadelphia, (Bucks County) Pennsylvania. Will the Pink Velour Crape do well in my area? I would like to plant in the entrance island of my neighborhood.
Melnaie B on Jul 29, 2015
Best Answer: Dear Melanie, I wanted to send you a lengthy description of my experience with Crape Myrtle but the space given to me by"Fast-Growing-Trees" does not allow me to do so. I live in the Hartford area in Connecticut where the climate zone is 6, which is colder than the recommended 7 to 9 for Crape Myrtle, so there is a great risk that in your area in a similar zone you will have a problem after a harsh winter as we had in 2014/15. The mature wood dies but not the plant itself which grows again from the roots, However, in that case, it is not likely that your shrub will bloom in that season. If the following winter is a mild one, you might have a beautiful blooming shrub next summer. This has happened to me two years in a row in 2012 and 2013. So, again, there is a serious risk that you will have this problem unless we have milder winters in the future. Otherwise, when the crapes bloom, they are absolutely gorgeous and exactly like the pictures in the catalogs. The Company that asked me to write you is very respectable. If you decide to buy a crape myrtle, select a well sheltered full sun exposure. I wish you good luck, Erick
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my plant bloomed all last summer and this summer it is not blooming. I fed it with miracle gro,,
what else can I do to get it to bloom????
Joyce M on Jul 27, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

I'm not an expert but mine seem to be doing well in full sun. Not too much water. Maybe some mulch to control the water. You may want to not use too much verterlize and when it's time to fertilize use something like a vigoro product etc.

Thx
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Any chance that it will grow in the Chicago area?
Jay M on Jul 20, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Jay
Unfortunately this plant is for zones 7-10. You are in zone 5-6. I am sorry to say, that I believe your winters are too harsh. We do offer some beautiful trees that are zoned for your area, eastern and western redbud, a variety of ornamental cherries, crabapple, cleveland pear, and little gem magnolia which is a beauty and the flowers are magnificant!
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What is the annual rate of growth until it reaches mature height?
Carol S on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Studies have shown that once the Pink Velour crape myrtle trees have established their roots they can grow 2-3 foot a year.
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WHAT FERTILIZER DO YOU GIVE THESE??
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: I just planted it with the mix they sell and in late July or early August I watered it with a bloom booster from Miracle Grow.
Reply · Report · Karen B on Sep 18, 2014
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When is the best time to plant this tree in long island, NY?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Im from Queens, NY and planted one of these babies last summer and it has grown wonderfully!
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Why is the bark pealing and dropping off the trunk of the tree?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, that is one of the neat characteristics of the Pink Velour myrtle trees, nothing to be worried about.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET ESTABLISHERD?
EMILEE C on May 24, 2015
Best Answer: We planted it when it was dormant and it began sprouting leaves in days. We water it every other day and it's been 4 months. It has grown only a few inches. Hope this answers the question.
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Are the crape myrtles deciduous? I can seem to find a straight answer on-line. I am zone 10. Thanks!
Vicki on May 11, 2015
Best Answer: They are.

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Will these trees grow in Englan?
Paul L on May 9, 2015
Best Answer: This tree likes hot dry summers and is considered drought tolerant. If this describes your climate, then go for it.
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Which has prettiest bark -- Tonto, Pink Velour or Tuscora?
Vivian S on May 6, 2015
Best Answer: can you grow these in a pot
Reply · Report · gladie24 on May 30, 2015
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When is the best time to plant this tree in Maryland?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or early Fall, but if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
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does crepe grow in Colorado?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: Colorado is a little too cold for Crape Myrtles.
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Live in Wichita, Ks. Will a bush survive here?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: You are in a zone 6 so it is a little too cold for the Pink Velour Crape Myrtle but you could try out a more cold hardy Crape Myrtle like the Red Rocket. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/RedRocket.htm
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What is the common name of the pink variety? I know the white blooms are called Natchez
Marti D on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: This particular variety is the Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VI'.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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Would this do well with the winters of Northern Ky.? I see where on person in New Jersey said they have 2 of these that are doing well.
Mark B on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The pink Velour Crape isn't recommended for Kentucky. The climate there isn't suited for it. It's recommend for growing zones 7 - 10 which New Jersey falls in.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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how can you start a tree off of clipping?
pat c on Jul 23, 2015
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I am interested in purchasing five Of the 2-3 feet size. How much planting mix will I need? What is your delivery charge to long beach, ca?
Marianne b on Jun 13, 2015
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What type of crape myrtle is appropriate for a small space or small flower bed?
Lulrich on Jun 12, 2015
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is moss dangerous to crape myrtle?
Evelyn M on Jun 6, 2015
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does it have allergy to sinus patient?
Alemayehu H on Apr 26, 2015
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It is April and my CM looks bare still?
Annie F on Apr 24, 2015
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does this tree attract flying insects?
J V on Mar 15, 2015
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