Rhapsody in Pink CrapemyrtleLagerstroemia indica
This variety of crapemyrtle adds a distinct look to any yard. The soft pink summer flowers contrast nicely against the dark purple coloring of the new foliage growth. The petals are wrinkled like crepe paper, and blooms persist until the first frost.
The ornamental value, however, may be surpassed by its fast growth. A Rhapsody in Pink crapemyrtle can grow up to 3' per year. So if you’re looking to fill a hole in your landscaping quickly, this may be a good choice.