The “Pink Velour” Crape Myrtle has pink flowers with very showy wine red foliage in the Spring that mellows to a purple-green. A semi-dwarf, Summer blooming, rapid growth to a mature size of only 8-10 feet.
The "Pink Velour" Crape Myrtle has deep wine red leaves emerge in spring and age to dark purplish green, providing a striking contrast to vibrant pink summer flowers. Compact, multi-stemmed form is ideal for use as an accent shrub or small tree, in flowering borders or containers. Highly resistant to powdery mildew. Deciduous. Water-wise once established over a few seasons.
Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed moderately before new growth begins in spring. Prune for general shaping only, in late winter.