Garden Plant: Pink Crape Myrtle
Product Description: Pink Crape Myrtle
Brilliant Summer Color The Pink Crape Myrtle is a deciduous tree that provides brilliant color all summer long.
Plant one anywhere you’d enjoy an enduring splash of color.
Beginning in early summer and continuing into the fall, your Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its clusters of pink blossoms that appear as beautiful plumes at the tips of its branches.
After flowers fade and fall from the tree, fruit remains in the form of small brown capsules.
These fruits remain throughout the winter providing winter interest along with the attractive, exfoliating bark which peels away to expose a trunk which ranges in color from many handsome shades of brown to gray.
Crape myrtle leaves are oval and 1 to 2 inches long; they are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring and become yellow, orange or red before falling late in autumn.
Crape Myrtle grows 10-20 feet in height with an 8-10 foot spread.
It won’t give you any trouble if you chose to prune it to a small shape, and it’s drought tolerant and quite hardy.
The Crape Myrtle has something to offer whatever the season, and it will certainly offer you enjoyment for years to come.
* Year round color
* Fast growing
* Drought tolerant