Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’

('Natchez', Crape Myrtle)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This crape myrtle cultivar (a cross between L. indica and L. fauriei) is one of several mildew resistant hybrids developed by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., all of which have been given the names of Native American tribes. It is a deciduous, upright, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. Features dark green foliage turning orange to red in fall, dark cinnamon brown bark which exfoliates with age and terminal, crepe-papery, 6-12″ long inflorescences (panicles) of white flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. In the South, this cultivar is more tree-like and can be grown as a single trunk tree or large woody shrub with a maximum size of 21′ tall and 21′ wide.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury.

Additional information

Common Name

'Natchez', Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

20 ft.

Width

20 ft

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange/red

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