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Catawba Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh
SKU #05470
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Displays large, long lasting clusters of dark purple crepe-like flowers. Handsome foliage has bronze hue in spring, is bright green in summer, and turns vibrant orange-red in autumn. Mildew resistant. Develops a nicely shaped naturally rounded dome as it matures. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 14 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Design Ideas This Crape Myrtle is among the few plants that flower profusely in late summer. It can be kept small enough to fit into city gardens as accent or cover-up. If left alone, it can mature into a large size and be used as a street tree that casts considerable shade. Can be trained as a single- or multi-trunk for a wider canopy that supports a greater number of flowers. Plant where you can enjoy its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches in beds, borders, and huge ceramic pots.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Lilyturf (Liriope); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees in late winter to early spring. leaving 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. Prune to remove suckers from older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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