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Pecos Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pecos'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
SKU #05455
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Midsummer through Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Podocarpus (Podocarpus)
CARE
Care 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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