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Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle*

Lagerstroemia 'Basham's Party Pink'

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Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia 'Basham's Party Pink') at Walton's Garden Center

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle flowers

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Description:

This beautiful medium to large crapemyrtle produces volumes of vibrant pink frilly blooms; bronze new foliage turns deep green, then reddish-purple in fall; a captivating focal point for the home landscape or border; disease resistant and fast growing

Ornamental Features

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle is blanketed in stunning panicles of pink frilly flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Basham's Party Pink Crapemyrtle is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features