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Lagerstroemia indica 'Potomac' /Potomac Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Potomac'  / Lagerstroemia indica 'Potomac'
Full canopy of pink flowers
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Full canopy of pink flowers

Specimen tree with clear pink flowers

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Potomac'
Common Name: Potomac Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. This is a vigorously growing, large variety. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.