Pink Crepe Myrtle

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Bloom Season
Summer,
Bloom Color
Pink,
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Categories
Shrubs, Trees
Zone
6-8,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 6-8
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
Usage
Hedges And Privacy, Border Plants,
Usage
Hedges And Privacy, Border Plants,
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$17.99
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Pink Crepe Myrtle Description

Pink Crepe Myrtle 

The Pink Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) has the iconic pink blooms everyone loves. But with a twist: rich wine-red foliage in the early spring turns dark purplish-green in summers, creating the perfect backdrop for its brilliant magenta flowers. They are initially from the Indian subcontinent, Australia, and a few parts of Oceania. However, they are seen and grown throughout the world. In its growing season, the shrub looks fantastic with the balls at the end of the branches.

They are the fruits of the tree but not edible. Pink Velour shrubs are distinguished by their compact form, which makes them ideal for use as an accent tree or as part of a modest ornamental border.

However, it produces eye-catching beauty from July to September and even later, depending on where it is planted. Amazingly, the Pink shrub is resistant to powdery mildew, and its maintenance is pretty convenient. The fall color of the flowers adds beauty to the landscape. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree with spectacular color throughout the summer. You can plant it wherever you want a long-lasting splash of color. It grows quickly and easily. Also, it provides a great deal of interest throughout the year. In the fields, it is highly adaptable.

These small trees can grow from 6 to 12 feet tall. The pink shrub is drought tolerant and typically grows with a long-lasting life, hence known as an evergreen plant. As far as the pests and diseases are concerned, it is resistant to most of them except a few aphids and scales.

Most of the trees are well grown in well-drained soils with a pH of around 5-6.5. Their hardness zone is 6-9. But the foliage can turn yellow if you grow them in very alkaline soils. You will have to mound up when there are clay soils. Because they stay moist for a lot longer after rain, add more soil as a heaping mound 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet broad. These trees have brown bark that they shed over the year. It is a fast-growing tree that needs full sun to grow in its mature form.

Because the Pink Velour shrub is highly resistant to pollution and cold, you can grow them in almost every location. These can make the gorgeous centerpiece of your gardens and parks. As they are not tall trees, you can easily manage them inside your home. You can buy these shrubs to enhance the scene's glory as they are a treat to the eyes.

Pink Crepe Myrtle Is One of The Last Blooming Plants of Summer

These bushes abound across the country and grow everywhere, from highway medians to state parks to front lawns and courthouse lawns. Their delicate-looking crepe paper blooms, colorful fall foliage, exciting trunks, and hardy nature make them highly prized shrubs for growing in drought-prone regions or landscapes with poor soil. Use these tips for successful planting and growing of pink crepe myrtle bushes.

Planting Location

These pink bushes thrive in direct sunlight and are hardy in U.S. growing zones 2-6, with cold-hardy varieties thriving up to zone 9. The bush is not picky about soil conditions but won't grow well in heavy clay unless the soil is amended with organic matter. Since the mature size of crepe myrtles vary greatly, it's essential to read the plant label and buy the appropriate size bush for the space in which it is grown. Dwarf bushes will reach a mature size of about 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. A Standard size bush will reach up to 30 feet in height and 10-12 feet in width if left unpruned.

This shrub is typically planted as an anchoring shrub in a flower garden, or a row is used to line a driveway or delineate a property line. It produces delicate flowers in mid-summer and will bloom until late summer.

Bloom Time

These shrubs will produce their delicate flowers in mid-summer and bloom until late summer. The bush also produces berries (non-edible) that attract various birds. A spectacular fall foliage display follows the summer blooms.

Pruning

Pruning is recommended for these shrubs to keep them looking neat and confined to their allotted growing space. They are rapid-growing bushes that will need maintenance yearly and severe pruning every 5-10 years, depending on variety and space. The bush develops many side shoots during its lifetime, and these will need to be pruned off throughout the growing season. If allowed to grow, the side shoots make the bush look unkempt and remove the main trunk's moisture and nutrients.

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Reviews (5)

  • 4
    Pink Crape Myrtle

    Posted by Natalie Lauren on Jan 23, 2022

    The thick flowers during springtime would never fail you to every time it starts to flourish. I am loving my lone shrub that has been blooming for so long.

  • 5
    5 pink crepe myrtle

    Posted by Deborah Bereznak on Mar 08, 2022

    The 5 pink crepe myrtle arrived a few days after ordering. Much larger than I expected. Nicely packaged for shipping. They look healthy. Now planted and staked. Looking forward to them lining the street and doing well.

  • 5
    PINK VELOUR CREPE MYRTLE

    Posted by Wilson Woods on Jan 08, 2022

    I was able to established 4 of this kind in my garden and is thriving very well. I have decided to add four more in my farmhouse. TN Nursery is still my best choice.
    Thank you TN nursery

  • 5
    PINK VELOUR CREPE MYRTLE

    Posted by Wilson on Jan 07, 2022

    I have this in the frontyard and made an amazing accent. Am happy when it blooms continuously.. I have placed more orders and it is thriving well. So excited to watch it flourish in springtime. Thank you TN nursery you never failed me.

  • 5
    Beautiful and healthy

    Posted by Ian Yates on Jan 06, 2022


    I bought 10 of these from Tn Nursery around five years ago they are now 12 to 15 foot tall and have amazing blooms every year I ordered 20 more this year they all came in healthy. Thank you Tn nursery.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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