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Pink Velour Crapemyrtle-PottedLagerstroemia indica 'Whit III' Pink Velour

  • Pink Velour Crapemyrtle bushes

Often referred to as the Lilac of the South due to its popularity in southern gardens, the pink velour crapemyrtle adds plenty of flashy pink color to any landscape all summer long. But the flowers are not the only point of interest for this shrub. The bark on its mature branches exfoliates. The leathery leaves emerge wine-colored, turning purple-green in the summer and orange-brown in the fall. Also, the bark on its mature branches exfoliates.

This shrub works well as a specimen or as part of a shrub or perennial border.

Hardiness Zones

The pink velour crapemyrtle-potted can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 6–9. View Map

Tree Type

This is a flowering shrub, typically planted for its profusion of flowers.

Mature Size

 The pink velour crapemyrtle grows to a height of 6–12' and a spread of 6–12' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The pink velour crapemyrtle grows best in moist, well-drained, loamy soil but can tolerate a variety of soil conditions.


This shrub:
  • Produces an impressive display of vivid pink blossoms starting in July, reblooming through September.
  • Features foliage that emerges with a wine coloring, matures to purple-green or green in the summer, and then bursts into vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall.
  • Grows in a vase shape.
  • Is highly resistant to mildew.