Sarah's Favorite crape myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Sarah’s Favorite’

A great small tree for sunny places. It has clouds of showy white flowers in mid-late summer when not many other trees are blooming. The beautiful glossy green leaves turn a blazing orange-red in the fall. The peeling cinnamon colored bark rounds out this tree’s year long appeal. 

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Round

Where to Plant:
Works well in smaller planting strips or a small yard space. 

Glossy green leaves turn a beautiful orange red in the fall. 

Huge clusters of upright white flowers in mid-late summer. 

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun in moist but well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. 

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. 

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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