Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III'
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Tons of vibrant pink blooms!
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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I received all my crape myrtles within two days of each other in the mail. I am so happy how nice and healthy they came and I planted them all immediately. Here's hoping to Spring time being a great beginning for these beautiful plants!
Happy with e ease of ordering and how the plant was received...hoping for some large blooms!!!
Well.....it's planted but no blooms yet..... hoping for some by next spring or sometime next year! If it gets like the one in the pic above I will be very happy!! So far I am happy with the service and the plant.
My new Pink Velour Crepe Myrtle is absolutely gorgeous. In the 2 weeks it has been planted it's grown about 6 inches and has beautiful pink flowers.This is the second Crepe I bought from Fast-Growing Trees. Both the trees and this company is 5*Star.
The two pink velour crapetrees I recently bought are thriving. I live on the west coast of Florida (zone 9)and recommend them highly. Stu
Strong & Gorgeous Tree!
I am writing this review a little over a year after puchasing my tree. When I received my Pink Velour Crape Myrtle I was pleasantly surprised! I ordered the smaller size but what I got was larger than I expected! There was no damage and it looked very healthy. There were no flowers on it but the leaves were dark and had a lovely sheen. Unlike most other reviews I read I decided to order and plant my tree in the Fall instead of the Spring so that it could develop a strong root system. I was in no rush to see it flower. As soon as I planted it it went into shock...or maybe to sleep because the leaves became dull and started falling off due to the cooler weather. I didn't worry I just trusted the process and somehow knew it was fine. My little tree survived through ice snow and high winds during the winter. I saw the first signs of life on Easter Sunday! Tiny buds emerging from the branches! Week by week it became fuller and more beautiful. When the flowers finally started to bloom the color was magnificent! So eye catching. Don't listen to people who says it looks like peptol bismol lol. The color is unique. You dont often see this particular shade of pink on trees. It definitely turns heads where i live. It's gorgeous and will be a joyful addition to your garden. My tree flowered about 3 times during the season. I am in zone 7. When I purchased my tree from Fast Growing Trees I also purchased their fertilizer and tree steaking kit to keep my tree from being blown over during the winter. I live in an urban area where there isn't much space to garden and most people don't really care but I wanted to bring life and color to my home so I use what little soil space I have that's why this tree is perfect. It won't grow too large but it will offer massive beauty and color! I've added some pictures with my review. By the way I am a novice Gardner so my apologies for not adding more technical details about the planting process. I just followed the directions provided by Fast Growing Trees aside from a bit of research on line before purchasing. I also plant according to the phases of the moon and this seems to work wonders for me. My Pink Velour is accompanied by 2 bartzella peonies and 1 Pink Hawaiian Coral peony.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|