Natchez Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez'
Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
|Description||A large shrub or small tree with smooth, dark, cinnamon brown, exfoliating bark. Glossy dark green leaves turn vibrant orange-red in fall. Panicles of pure white, soft-textured flowers bloom all summer. Makes an excellent specimen, accent or group planting. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Lilyturf (Liriope); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
|Care||Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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