Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle Tree Form

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The Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III') unique semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle with vibrant pink flowers! It is sure to impress you when its blossoms are contrasted by dark purple-to-green foliage! The distinctive burgundy-colored new growth changes to dark purplish-green as the summer progresses.

This introduction by Carl Whitcomb has dense foliage that will turn a rich orange-brown color in the fall. The bright pink clusters of crepe-paper blooms attract plenty of pollinators and Hummingbirds, as well as anyone driving past your home!

The lovely green foliage and round form of this mid-sized Crape Myrtle shed in the fall after their fall display, but only to reveal the lovely textured bark for winter interest! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9, Pink Velour® is a semi-dwarf-sized tree form that grows just 6-10 feet tall, and 6-8 feet wide!

Planting and Application:

Planted as a specimen or in groups, these are versatile shrubs that can be pruned into multi-trunked tree forms! Either way, you will gain a vivid accent for your landscape! These summer-long flowering ornamentals will soften a building corner or anchor a garden bed!

The Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings, and community plantings. For grouping or borders, be sure to space, 5-7 feet apart. The pink blooms will light up your landscape beds as a solid backdrop to your gardens, or as screening plantings along your yard's property lines!

Pollinator gardens and Cottage borders gain a long blooming focal point, and you'll love the year-round interest these provide! Pot up in large planters for privacy around a pool or patio seating area, or just to feel secluded while lounging around your firepit in the evening!

  • Bright Deep Pink Flower Clusters
  • Burgundy New Growth Ages to Purple Tone Dark Green Leaves
  • Hummingbird & Pollinators Favorite!
  • Rich Orange Fall Color
  • Hedges, Tree or Shrub Form, Specimens, Accents & Anchors

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle is easy to grow and simply needs full sun and well-drained soil. Provide a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, this variety is not only drought-tolerant but also resistant to powdery mildew, making it versatile in a variety of conditions! These shrubby trees appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the soil surface.

Deadhead as soon as the flowers fade to clean up your plant's look and encourage a rebloom later in the season. Because they bloom on new wood, prune for size and shape during the late winter or early spring.

  • Best Flowering in Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Needs Well-Draining Soil
  • Prune Early Spring & Deadhead After Flowering
  • Deer & Pest Resistant & Easy to Grow!

This beautiful semi-dwarf Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle tree, with its vibrant fuchsia pink crepe flowers, will become a standout in any landscape! Order one today at Nature Hills Nursery!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you're getting! Single-stem, multi-stem, and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we're currently offering below.

Single Stem:

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stems when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times when multi-stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle Tree Form Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia PINK VELOUR 'Whit III'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Purple to Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring