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

Rhapsody in Pink Crapemyrtle—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)

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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. VIEW MAP

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.

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More Info

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.