Pink Velour Crape Myrtle
|Mature Height||6-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR|
Looking for a perfect PINK Crape Myrtle? The Pink Velour Crape Myrtle is for you!
Enjoy dark burgundy colored leaves as they emerge in the spring giving way to purple green colored leaves as they mature. The blooms on the Pink Velour are a sight to behold The deep pink blooms are bursting with color. This Crape Myrtle will definitely turn heads.
The Pink Velour Crape Myrtle is a great accent tree for on each side of your home or out in the middle of your yard. Crape Myrtles are also good for a flowering tall hedge. They are very versatile and require little maintenance.
This Crape Myrtle is hardy and disease resistant.
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Be sure you choose the right location and have the appropriate conditions for your new Pink Velour Crape Myrtle to thrive. Luckily Crape Myrtles are pretty easy to grow and don't require much maintenance at all. If you follow growing zone guidelines for your particular variety you can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10.
These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate some shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining. Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it. Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease. Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months. After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. If you know your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer that is for acid loving plants. Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot. You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles grow up to 10 feet tall and wide.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. There are not many pests or diseases that cause severe problems for crape myrtles. Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles. Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree. You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles are extremely resistant to Powdery Mildew.
Pink Velour Crape Myrtles will look great anywhere in your landscape. The vibrant pink flowers are sure to brighten up your yard. Mature size is about 10 feet tall and wide so be mindful of this when choosing a spot for your tree. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles look great as single specimens planted in your yard and provide a wonderful focal point. This Crape Myrtle will also look great framing your front door or the front entrance of your driveway. Plant 1 on each side and watch your house turn into a home. Another stellar look for these smaller crape myrtles is a grouped hedge. You will love the color and beauty this will add to your yard Planting about 8 feet apart can even provide some subtle privacy in spring, summer and fall.