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Crapemyrtle, Rhapsody in PinkLagerstroemia indica 'Whit VIII' pp#16616;

Crapemyrtle, Rhapsody in Pink—Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VIII' pp#16616;

Rhapsody in Pink ® Crapemyrtle adds a distinct look to any yard. The soft pink summer flowers contrast nicely against the dark purple foliage. This upright crape myrtle is a fast growing tree growing up to three feet per year. The soft pink flowers continue throughout the summer from July to the first frost. The deer resistant plant makes a good stand alone plant or as part of the mixed border. Does best in moist or well drained soils. Height 10' to 12', Spread 12' to 15' (zones 7 to 9)

Zones 7 - 9
Zones 7 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 7 - 9
The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs

10' - 12' High
10' - 12' High

Mature Height:
The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle grows to be 10' - 12' feet in height.

12' - 15' Spread
12' - 15' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle has a spread of about 12' - 15' at full maturity.

Fast Growth
Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This crapemyrtle does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle grows in moist, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This crapemyrtle has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info


The Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Attributes:
Soft pink summer flowers. Purplish new growth retains its color most of the season. Mildew resistant; heat and drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

Description:
Rhapsody in Pink ® Crapemyrtle adds a distinct look to any yard. The soft pink summer flowers contrast nicely against the dark purple foliage. This upright crape myrtle is a fast growing tree growing up to three feet per year. The soft pink flowers continue throughout the summer from July to the first frost. The deer resistant plant makes a good stand alone plant or as part of the mixed border. Does best in moist or well drained soils. Height 10' to 12', Spread 12' to 15' (zones 7 to 9) Dr. Whitcomb's Crapemyrtle: Dr. Carl Whitcombs has been working with crapemyrtles for over 30 years. The breakthrough in plant breeding that has created more cold-hardy crapemyrtle cultivars and unique crapemyrtles such as the Red Rocket.

Flower Color:
The soft pink summer flowers contrast nicely against the dark purple foliage.

Bloom Time:
April-May.