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Sarah's Favorite Crape Myrtle - 5 Gallon Pot
An exceptionally cold hardy Crape Myrtle to USDA Zone 6, Sarah's Favorite is a year round color factory producing large clusters of pure white flowers for up to 120 days during summer that are up to 16 inches long! Get all the details below!

Sarah's Favorite Crape Myrtle - 5 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 5 GALLON POT

Sarah's Favorite Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Sarah's Favorite'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone  

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

An exceptionally cold hardy Crape Myrtle to USDA Zone 6, Sarah's Favorite is a year round color factory producing large clusters of pure white flowers for up to 120 days during summer that are up to 16 inches long! The dark green glossy leaves provide a nice backdrop for the flowers and turn to colorful shades of burgundy, red, and orange during the fall. Exfoliating cinnamon-red bark adds even more interest to the landscape during the winter months. Excellent resistance to powdery mildew.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 15 to 25 feet tall depending on pruning and 15 to 20 feet wide, Sarah's Favorite Crape Myrtle is ideal for use as a specimen, in grouping or straight or staggered rows to delineate a property line or line a driveway. A fine addition to white theme gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  15 feet apart for hedge; 25 feet apart for space between trees




Cultural Preferences

Sarah's Favorite Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and full to mostly sun. Has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Crape Myrtle trees.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity:  15-25'
Width at Maturity: 15-20'
Spacing:  12-15' for hedges; 25'+ for space between trees
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Bushy 
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  White
Flowering Period:  Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fall Foliage Color:  Burgundy-Red, Orange
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Cinnamon-Red
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Butterflies, Birds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat



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