Pink Velour Crepe Myrtle. 'Pink Velour' was developed from the breeding work of Dr. Carl Whitcomb. It has deep burgundy red new growth followed by large panicles of vivid pink flowers. It is a smallish tree of 8-12' with an 8' spread and has a good orange-red fall color. Mildew resistance is very good. As with all Crapemyrtles, it should be planted in full sun with good drainage. Once established, there is probably no better drought tolerant small tree than any of the Crepe Myrtles. In some of our driest summers, Crepe Myrtles are at their best.