Crape Myrtle Pecos: 7 yrs later....

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  1. monkeygirl

    monkeygirl Member

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    Just wanted to share my Myrtle that some people told me wouldn't grow or bloom here in BC. It's beautiful, every year is better, more blooms, beautiful exfoliating bark, the leaves turn a gorgeous deep red for fall color, I love this tree, best chance I ever took! My before & after pics:
     

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  2. vitog

    vitog Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I don't personally know anything about Crepe Myrtles, but this Web site shows many varieties that are hardy down to zone 6: These Crape Myrtles are Cold Hardy Through Zone 5! . Note the their photo of Pecos doesn't look like the one in your photo. I did see some other sites that listed Pecos as zone 9 or 10.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    We've certainly been getting the heat these past few years!
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Local performance varies with cultivar, Seattle has street tree plantings that apparently bloom every year. And by 2005 one at the University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden was over 32' tall. While another at the Center for Urban Horticulture was 25'. And so on, through various locations around Seattle - see Jacobson, Trees of Seattle - Second Edition (2006).

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    Article - Trees that merit planting in Seattle by Arthur Lee Jacobson
     
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