Biloxi Crape Myrtle 25 Feet Pale Pink Vaselike Shape

Biloxi Crape Myrtle 25 Feet Pale Pink Vase like Shape

Biloxi is the most popular pale pink crape myrtle reaching 25 feet in Texas with a open multi-trunk growth habit.
Pale Pink Crapes: Near East, Yuma, Potomac and Griffin Pink which is also referenced as Griffin Weeping Pink and Griffith Pale Pink.

Near East Crape Myrtle

Near East reaches only ten-foot-tall with surprisingly large pannicles plants for a plant introduced over forty years ago.

Pale Pink Crape Myrtle

Near East Crape Myrtle

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Near East Pale Pink Crape Myrtle – Mid-season Bloomer

Based upon my observations in Dallas, Near East is a mid-season bloomer.  It blooms well after Bashan’s Party Pink but before purple crapes such as Twilight and Muskogee.
Certainly, Near East is not as tall as Twilight, the largest of the purple crapes, or even Muskogee, the largest of the lavender crapes.  I have noticed some nurseries indicate Near East reaches 15 to 20 feet.  This is not consistent with my experience.  I believe eight to ten feet in height is more accurate and a bloom time that corresponds with other vase-like bloomers such as  Tonto would be a reliable guide to this stunning crape.

 Pale Pink Varieties

Griffin Pink has medium to dark pink flowers originated at Aldridge Nursery in Texas.

Splash of Pink Crape Myrtle

Potomac is a clear pink crape myrtle - vase like shape - reaching 15 - 20 feet tall.

Splash of Pink crape myrtle – vase like shape – reaching 15 – 20 feet tall.

Osage grows to twenty feet in Texas.  It has an open branched structure leading to an arched crown in maturity.  This is not what I would characterize as a pale pink, though some nurseries do.  It is not the bubble gum pink of the Miami Crape Myrtle but is a definitive clear pink.

 Yuma Crape Myrtle

Yuma is a mildew resistant hybrids developed by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., all of which have been given Native American tribe names.
Yuma Crape Myrtle has slightly pinker pannicles, but still very pale, and definitely in the pink category (not as lavender as in the Muskogee).  Yuma reaches 20 feet tall. The pale pink blooms appear on top of a wide umbrella canopy and are relatively very large pannicles, while not as large as Tacoma, still, very large.

Yuma - Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

Yuma – Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

While not quite a vase-like branching structure, Yuma has multi-stems with large panicles reach fourteen inches and heights of twenty feet.

Yuma - Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

Yuma – Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

Yuma - Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

Yuma – Large Pale Pink Crape Myrtle at Dallas Arboertum

  Basham Party Pink Crape Myrtle
 Basham’s Party Pink Crape Myrtle.  This large crape myrtle is a common commercial planting.