Lagerstroemia Indica Pink Velour is a popular deciduous pink crape myrtle that’s adapted to the UK’s climate. It creates a glorious summer long display in a mixed border. Crape Myrtle Pink Velour has particularly long-lasting flower panicles that appear in summer at the tips of the branches and continue to flower until Autumn. The crinkly crape paper blooms hang in large panicles and are loved by pollinators.
Pink Velour’s foliage appears in spring with purple new growth that matures to dark green and turns vibrant shades of orange and gold in autumn. When the foliage falls attractive grey-brown peeling bark is revealed for the winter months.
Height And Spread of Lagerstroemia Indica Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Pink Velour will reach a maximum height of 2.5 metres and spread over 1.2 unless pruned.
How Hardy Is Lagerstroemia Indica Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Pink Velour is hardy down to -10 but needs a sunny spot to flower well. New plants should be protected from harsh frosts.
How To Use Lagerstroemia Indica Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Pink Velour is a showy addition to any size garden. It creates a bright and long-lasting splash of colour throughout the summer months. It can grow tall so makes a great backdrop to a mixed border and excels as a specimen tree too. Pollinators love the long-lasting flowers that provide nectar for months on end. You can grow crape myrtle in a large container to brighten up a dull patio or paved front garden, but ensure it’s frequently watered and doesn’t dry out.
How To Care for Lagerstroemia Indica Pink Velour Crape Myrtles are hardy plants but they need sun to flourish. Plant yours in a sheltered, sunny spot preferably against a warm wall or fence. It’s not fussy about soil pH or type, but enjoys moist, fertile soil. There’s no need to prune crape myrtle as it naturally grows as tall well-structured shrub but you can contain its height and spread by pruning back 1/3 of the growth in winter. Mulch well and water during dry spells for the best flower display in summer.