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

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