Pink Crape Myrtle
Brilliant Summer Color Pink Crape Myrtle
- Pretty Pink Flowers Catch Your Eye
- Abundant Flower Power Lasts All Season
- Lush, Purplish-Green Foliage Makes a Living Screen
- Attractive Bark and Ornamental Seed Pods for Winter
- Fast Growing
- Use in Large Containers
- Can Be Pruned to Any Height
- Drought Tolerant
- Hummingbird Favorite
If it's pink, you're in love with it. You'll take it hot, shell, or baby. Any shade of pink is all right with you! And no wonder, after all, pink makes your complexion look good!
If pink is your thing, you should take a long look at our fabulous, ruffled blooms on our Pink Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica pink selection). The voluptuous clusters of vivid pink flowers last for months.
With these pretty plants, you'll always have a magnificent summer backdrop to pose against!
Our expert growers have perfected the art of growing Crapes. You'll receive an incredible, healthy plant that will perform beautifully as an accent or specimen. We ship from our largest, most established pink crops available.
The Pink Crape Myrtle is a deciduous tree that provides brilliant color all summer long. Plant one anywhere you'd enjoy an enduring splash of color.
This plant is a perfect choice, whether you are a newbie or an experienced gardener. It grows cleanly and easily and offers a tremendous amount of interest in every season. It's also incredibly versatile in the landscape!
Of course, you'll want to grow these for their amazing, massive bloom display. Flowering starts in early summer and continues right into the fall.
Pink Crape Myrtle dazzles you with its incredible pink blossoms that appear as beautiful plumes at the tips of its branches. Dark foliage makes a wonderful, high-contrast foil to the flowers.
Enjoy the summer foliage for its beauty, and its screening power. Who couldn't use a little more privacy? These make the most amazing living fences around your pool deck.
Crape Myrtle leaves are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring. They'll often age into yellow, orange and even red before falling late in autumn.
Even after the summertime heat fades, and the last of the leaves fall from the plant in fall, it still looks good. You'll have that all-important winter interest with unique, round seed pods.
Look forward to the cold season, when the fantastic, exfoliating bark is showcased. The color ranges in color from many handsome shades of brown to gray.
Crape Myrtle is also very versatile. You can prune it many ways to suit your needs. Once established, it shows good drought tolerance, and is quite hardy.
Pink Crape Myrtle has something to offer whatever the season, and it will certainly bring you enjoyment! This is a wonderful choice, go ahead and order today. You'll never regret it.
How to Use Pink Crape Myrtles in the Landscape
There are many ways to use Crape Myrtles around your yard. Grow a single plant as a beautiful specimen, or create a hedge with several of them planted in a row. You can even grow them in large containers.
In Zone 6, you may need to grow your Crape as a perennial. If you get an extra cold winter, you'll need to trim it to the ground. It will bounce back to 3 or 4 feet tall.
Live in cold winter Zones 3 - 5? Try Crape Myrtle as a fabulous seasonal Thriller for your container gardens. Just get ready for the compliments!
Move the container into your garage or shed to over-winter, and pull it back out when spring rolls around again. You might get another season or two out of it! (So worth it for the to-die-for flowers!)
In Zones 7 - 10, you can grow it in several ways. Keep the lowest limbs on and let it grow out as a large, shrubby privacy screen. Add a pop of color to your pool deck with several Pink Crape Myrtles in a gorgeous lineup.
For a hedge, plant 4 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Use hedges along your property line. Please note that you can keep them trimmed as low as you'd like. Go big, or keep them waist-high with a quick clip in the late winter.
It's also easy to grow Crape Myrtles as a small tree to accent a part of your landscape. Decide if you want a single stem trunk, or if you prefer the look of multiple stems.
Select the stem(s) you'll keep, and prune the lowest limbs off at that point. Please be sure to study our pruning resources in the Garden Blog. Watch on our YouTube channel for expert tips on how to prune Crapes.
Use one at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting. Try it as a small tree near your patio seating. March a gracious row of trees along your front sidewalk. Keep them large, and use them as backdrop in your garden border.
Create an effortlessly chic display with a series of matching large containers running the length of your patio. Pink Crapes combine well with other colors. Why not try a lovely collection of several varieties from Nature Hills?
#ProPlantTips for Care
Easy care Pink Crape Myrtle lets you enjoy some summer downtime. The most important thing is give it full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The more sun, the more flowers!
Try to give Pink Crape Myrtle a planting site that receives direct sunlight in the morning. This is the drying sun and will quickly dry up any overnight dew.
This greatly improves the plants ability to be resistant to powdery mildew. Use drip irrigation, too, not overhead lawn sprinklers.
Crapes perform best in well-drained soils. If you have heavy clay soil that stays wet for a long time after a rainfall, you'll need to mound up. Bring in additional soil in a heaped mound that is 12 - 18 inches tall and 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound.
Jazz up your plantings with a nice layer of mulch. Pull it back from around the trunk, but be liberal in the amount you use. Plants love mulch covering their root systems. It also ties the look of your planting together.
Give Crapes a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Once their roots are established in your native soil, they'll become drought tolerant. However, you'll really see the best flowering with an even amount of water.
The massive pink flower clusters are born on the branch tips on new growth. You can prune to correct shape before it starts growing in late winter or very early spring.
During the growing season, this deciduous shrub produces clusters of charmingly frilly flowers that last for months. If they begin to fade, feel free to trim back spent blooms, it will likely rebloom for you.
Pink Crape Myrtle brings a marvelous, pretty presence to your landscape. Order plenty to complete the vision for your landscape today!
How fun to get a big, sturdy box with a lovely plant inside. You'll be amazed at the quality of our plants. After all, we work with professional garden designers all the time!
Follow planting instructions in every box. Enjoy!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia indica pink selection|
|Mature Height||10 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Orange, Red|