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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Pecos'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Pecos

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Height:

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive plantparent On Jun 6, 2009, plantparent from Sarasota, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I myself love these trees. Yes, some dislike the "mess" they create but I figure ya gotta take the bad with the good. They are like the lilac of the south. Very easy to grow. Mine is in a container. Thought I killed it the first year but I held on to him and he came back with no help from me.

Positive kabloom On Jul 7, 2004, kabloom from Alpharetta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've had mine for 2 years now and it blooms profusely. Very easy tree.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Martinez, California
Sarasota, Florida
Alpharetta, Georgia
Louisville, Kentucky
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Bothell, Washington



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