Pecos Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pecos'

SKU
05455
A remarkable crape myrtle that features large clear pink flower trusses, improved hardiness over other varieties, excellent mildew resistance, and attractive exfoliating bark. The glossy dark green foliage develops beautiful fall color that ranges from orange-red to a rich maroon. An excellent border plant or landscape accent. Deciduous.
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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer through Fall
Design IdeasThis mildew-resistant pink Crape Myrtle is among the few plants that flower profusely in late summer. It can be kept small enough to fit into city gardens as accent or cover-up. If left alone, it can mature into a large size and be used as a street tree that casts considerable shade. Can be trained as a single- or multi-trunk for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches in beds, borders, and huge ceramic pots.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Podocarpus (Podocarpus)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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