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PlantFiles: Japanese Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Sarah's Favorite'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: x fauriei (FAU-ree-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Sarah's Favorite

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Height:

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive FernByron On Oct 10, 2013, FernByron from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I live in San Antonio, Texas. We have Crepe Myrtles everywhere. It seems the most brilliant examples of color are in the front yard of small homes and almost appear neglected. Whatever those owners are putting in the ground I
would like to know what it is?
Does anyone have a secret soil amendment or mystery plant food story?

Neutral Hotsinpiller On Sep 22, 2010, Hotsinpiller from Blacklick, OH wrote:

Just received my plant today and am going to plant it this weekend. I live in Zone 6b (Blacklick, OH). I plan on planting it on the south side of my home in full sun. Will it just grow as a shrub or is there hope that it will become a tree?

Positive HortTiger On Dec 9, 2008, HortTiger from Inman, SC wrote:

By far, Sarah's Favorite has one of the best fall color displays of all the crepe myrtles in this area! This is something I seem to forget about until the fall, but it's worth planting for the stunning combination of fall color and beautiful white flowers in the summer.

Positive victorgardener On Nov 11, 2008, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Had three of them for about ten years now. Fantastic plant. beautiful white blooms and spectacular orange fall color. The exfoliating bark is gorgeous, as well.

Positive springrunfarm On Jan 2, 2008, springrunfarm from Coatesville, PA wrote:

It is the hardiest crape that I have ever planted. Have planted dozens in my Dad's retirement center - with no dieback ever noticed at our southeastern PA location. Has withstood -3F several times.

Regional...

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

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Quitman, Georgia
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Inman, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Wimberley, Texas
Urbanna, Virginia



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