Pecos Crape Myrtle
Pecos Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pecos'Item #5455 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka x fa-ru-EE-iDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Midsummer through FallFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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.Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Podocarpus (Podocarpus)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: winter to early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.